Salisbury Rotarians recently welcomed Louise Gough, Fundraising Officer for Naomi House and Jacksplace, as their guest speaker.
Louise provided members and guests with background information on Naomi House and Jacksplace together with a plethora of visuals of what the Centre looks like and what it provides.
Based at Sutton Scotney, Naomi House and Jacksplace provide individualised care and much needed respite and support for life limited and life threatened children, young adults and the whole family. This care continues for as long as a family needs and includes:
Naomi House, the children’s hospice founded in 1997, provides excellent facilities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all the children and families. There are eleven children’s bedrooms and a number of family bedrooms at Naomi House. Additionally, the state of the art building includes spaces for music therapy, art and messy play, a multi-sensory room, a hydrotherapy pool and dedicated spaces for end of life care and post-bereavement support.
The Play Team organise stimulating games and activities for the children staying at Naomi House, with their needs and abilities in mind, as well as organising exciting events and outings too, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Jacksplace was built in 2010 as a hospice to offer care specifically for young adults aged 16 and over. It is the only hospice for young adults in this region, offering the care and support they need, but also giving them the independence they often crave. This is achieved through 24 hour nursing care alongside activities and social events, both at the hospice and further afield.
Jacksplace offers the same range of care and support available at Naomi House, including family support, an activities team, end of life care and post bereavement support. The young adults’ hospice has six bedrooms, equipped with specialist beds, hoists and state of the art en-suite bathrooms.
The hydrotherapy pool provides fun, relaxation and therapy for the young adults visiting Jacksplace, whilst the day service offers opportunities to meet people in similar situations, make friends and enjoy social activities.
For young adults with sensory needs, the pool is a favourite, and the sensory room is ideal for relaxing and enjoying time out. The Play Team organise stimulating games and activities for the young adults visiting Jacksplace, with their needs and abilities in mind, as well as organising exciting events and outings too, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
It costs around £8 million per annum to operate, with 90% of that having to be raised each year through fundraising and other activities.