Written by Lisa Walsh
Julia’s House is a children’s hospice charity dedicated to caring for children and young people with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. Their nurses and carers provide care for children in their own homes and also in the bright and welcoming hospice – the only children’s hospice based in Dorset. Julia’s House provides end-of-life care when the time comes but their main service is regular respite care for children throughout their lives. They care for children from birth through to 18 years old. At the moment, there are 85 Dorset children accessing their services, and they are supporting 16 bereaved families in Dorset.
We, alongside our fantastic guests, gave the hospice a grant for £3,397 to complete their bathroom refurbishment with a top spec washbasin. This washbasin is height-adjustable, so can be easily raised or lowered to accommodate children of different ages and heights, and those with wheelchairs. The basin has inbuilt handles, which means children will be able to pull themselves up and steady themselves; and the long-lever taps mean they will easily be able to turn the taps on and off. These children are heavily reliant on parents or carers helping them in the bathroom, so this new equipment will give children the independence they crave and will be unable to experience outside of the hospice.
By opting to add £1 to your room rate upon check out can really make a difference to a child’s life.
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