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Care and support for young people

Each of our hospices at Milton, Quidenham and The Treehouse have a young people's team. Young people move to these teams when they are 11 years old, in the September of school year 7.

The young people's team focuses on transition to adult services, looking at how families and young people can take control over the transition process and make it person centred.
The team also work to enable young people to socialise with peers from all three hospice sites, delivering young people's events throughout the year, with themes such as sports, a beach party and our very own music festival experience 'EACHfest'. 

Young people have a dedicated member of the care team to support making stays or visits person centred, and also to attend transition meetings or other reviews external to EACH.

We enjoy hearing the views and opinions from young people and look to see how these views can influence service development.

Transition

EACH are working with St Elizabeth Hospice to provide a link for young people in transition via the 'Young People's Event'. We've made a short art film about this group which you can see below. Don't forget to keep an eye out for upcoming events on the events pages of The Den.

Together for Short Lives have produced a guide to support young people with life-threatening health conditions as they transition from children’s to adult support services. You can read or download the guide by clicking on the link below (opens as a PDF in a new window):

Together for Short Lives - Moving to adult services - what to expect


  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee

The Treehouse

St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS

Milton

Church Lane, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6AB

Quidenham

Quidenham , Norwich,
Norfolk, NR16 2PH