Swindon Children Hospice Receives £10k from Lottery

A Swindon children hospice caring for terminally ill young people received a vital £10,000 in May. Called Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home, it received the money from a BLF National Lottery scheme. The centre said the money will go towards a programme called Let’s Talk Transition. The Bristol based hospice has several outlets across the west, with Swindon being one of its most important. Some children who enter a hospice outlive their initial estimated lifespan; a few beat the odds to survive much longer. It is those children at whom their important scheme is aimed, to help them adjust.

Swindon Children Hospice Receives Lottery Grant

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Going from long-term and full-time care and either reentering the world or moving to adult care can be a struggle. That’s what the Let’s Talk Transition programme is for – helping children who unexpectedly outlive their initial prognosis and require further assistance. Some of these outlive their condition long enough to require adult care services. The hospice will unite young patients for certain events. Here, they will connect to socialise and share issues, and enter into a broader community of support.

The Swindon children hospice programme will also begin “graduation” ceremonies, a celebration of helping those children transition away from the hospice’s care package. Due to technological advances and improvements in terminal patient care, many more children are reaching the age of 19. This is the age at which they stop being a child and move to adulthood as far as medical relief is concerned. Often forgotten when a child has a terminal illness, the families can struggle to adjust to long-term care and the prospect of losing their child. This money and the programme will help many families in the Swindon area adjust. They need help filling out relevant forms, applying for financial help and much more.

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