Supporting Our Local Hospices

Naomi House and Jacksplace Hospices provide respite, emergency and end of life care to some of the most medically vulnerable children and young adults across South England. The organisation makes it possible for families to make precious final memories with their child, and take their time to say goodbye. An HIWCF grant of ยฃ5,000 meant that when respite services had to be temporarily suspended at the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, the hospice was able to continue providing families with counselling, play therapy, sibling and peer support via telephone and online meetings.

"Jacksplace, a state-of-the-art, young adultsโ€™ hospice was able to accept adult patients from local hospitals, who were fit for discharge but in need of additional care, helping to relieve the pressure on the NHS at this extremely difficult time."