Where it is clear that a young person's health is deteriorating and it is felt that Hope House Children's Hospices is the most appropriate organisation to offer them care, we can continue to support the young person up to 25 years of age.
Each case is looked at individually and if the young adult is not expected to live beyond 25 years, then we will continue their care if they wish us to. If the young adult has a longer life expectancy, we will work with the family and local adult services to help to identify appropriate services for the future and to ensure the family feel supported through transition. In some circumstances it may be necessary for us to gradually withdraw our service if a child oriented environment is no longer appropriate for the young adult in question.
Each of our hospices has lounges for young people which have flat screen TVs, computer consoles and plenty of DVDs, CDs and games and the Outreach Nursing Service extends to young adults.
Young Adult Group
We hold a Young Adult Group made up of Care staff and young people which meets quarterly to promote the needs of young adults and suggest ideas to ensure the service takes their views into account and has activities that cater for their age group.
The group enjoy fun-filled weekend stays together at Hope House & Tŷ Gobaith and get to choose activities they would like to do such as, watching films, playing video games and making music. Recently the group wrote and recorded their own song and music video to celebrate Hope House's 21st Birthday and show people that their stays at Hope House & Tŷ Gobaith are about having fun with friends, making memories and of course, lots and lots of laughter. Watch the video below and read the full story behind the making of video here.
If any young adults using our services would like to take part in this group or has any suggestions please contact Helen Wilson on 01691 671999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org