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.
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