Jacksplace exists to provide greater independence for young adults with life limiting and life threatening illnesses, and the purpose of JacksVoice is no different. We wanted to further encourage this goal by enabling our young adults to be the spokesperson for their service – the voice.
JacksVoice currently has around eight members who act as ambassadors. They attend events, delivering informative speeches about their lives and their experience of Jacksplace. They mentor peers who may be struggling with the transition from Naomi House to Jacksplace. Working together as a team, they identify and explore the difficulties young adults living with disabilities face in day-to-day life. They then take what they have learnt and communicate with wider organisations to see how these challenges can be tackled in a positive and demonstrative way.