Young people

Are you aged 14-18 and beginning to think about the move from paediatric to adult services? 

Arthur Rank Hospice provides supportive care to young adults from the age of 18 years who live in Cambridgeshire and are diagnosed and living with complex or life-limiting conditions.

Young people at hospice

We support young people transitioning from children’s hospice care to Arthur Rank Hospice. EACH can refer young people from age 16 as an introduction to our Transition Service.  Our specialist Care Team can support young adults and their families from age 18 throughout illness, symptom control, crisis management and end of life care.


During the transition process, we offer:

  • Open Days
  • Tours
  • Young Person Transition Coordinator support
  • Strong links with EACH and The Oasis to support transition of care.

Once transitioned to Arthur Rank Hospice at 18 years, we can support with:


Are your services really free of charge?

Thanks to the dedication, commitment and generosity of the local community and the hard work of our senior leadership team to secure vital contracts with the NHSall our services are free of charge.     

It will cost £10.5 millionthis financial year to operate our services. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS. meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donationsfundraising activities and trading.  

We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.

Kristie Foreman, Young Persons Transition Coordinator for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Kristie Foreman, Transition Coordinator

Kristie works across the Arthur Rank Hospice, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall and East Anglia Children’s Hospice. She liaises with schools, acute and community care providers across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, to provide holistic management plans for young people and their families. She sets up events, gives support and guidance, and provides a single point of contact for young people and their families.