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A new ‘Saturday Social’ meet up has started for parents, carers and young people who may be transitioning from children’s hospice care to adult hospice services.
The first session was held at the Hospice and was enjoyed by all those who attended.
The sessions are designed for parents, carers and young people, aged from 14-18 years old to meet other families caring for a teenager or young adult with complex needs.
It also gives them an opportunity to discuss transitioning to adult services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, to find out about other support available, help shape future sessions, benefit from self-care support and to take part in tabletop crafts.
Jane Lines, Young Persons Transition Coordinator, for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH) and Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice commented:
“We had a great morning and it was good to hear parents and carers commenting about how helpful it was to talk to others in a similar position. We were very grateful to the Complementary Therapists who attended which enabled parents and carers to unwind with a hand massage too. The new giant sized ipad was very popular and enabled young people to take part in activities. We are looking forward to seeing more families at the next session on Saturday 14 October.”
Parents and carers who are eligible to attend the sessions have been invited to attend. For more information please visit arhc.org.uk//youngpeople or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07770 934 828