A group of young adults who visit Jacksplace have created a film to raise awareness about our young adults’ hospice.
Jamie, Jake, Ebony, Aaron and Josh (L-R) took part in a filming workshop with local production company, Millstream Productions, and all took turns directing, producing, filming, recording audio, interviewing and starring on camera, with the whole team involved in the initial concept and script writing.
The end result is an incredibly creative film, called ‘Jacksplace TV’, showcasing Jacksplace in an engaging and uplifting way, giving the young adults a voice and breaking down common perceptions of young people with disabilities. Favourite memories are shared, staff open up about proud moments and the young adults share their hospice experiences, including Jamie, who recorded his interview with his speech-generating technology; Aaron, who opens up about his nerves when first coming to Jacksplace; and Josh, who has come to the hospices since Naomi House opened in 1997.
Jamie, a young adult involved in the creation of the film, said:
Jacksplace is a bright and happy place with wonderful staff, where you can hang out with friends and meet new people, play board games and enjoy arts and crafts, get engrossed in virtual reality, have a massage, relax in the garden, or meet at Jack’s Cabin for a drink. Jacksplace give respite for me and my family, and I’ve had help with my anxiety from Martina in the Family Support team. A great memory of mine is when we went to Harry Potter Studios. It was a brilliant day out.
Naomi House & Jacksplace staff, including nurses, carers, play team members and catering team members got involved in the film, interviewing and being interviewed by the young adults.
Carol Ransome, Head of Jacksplace, said:
Jacksplace focuses on independence, empowerment and dignity for the young adults who visit the hospice. A project like Jacksplace TV is great because it creates an opportunity for creativity, collaboration and fun. It's not every day you get to make your own movie, and I am so proud to see what the young adults at Jacksplace have created.
Without further ado, here is Jacksplace TV!