J's HospiceJ’s Hospice is a hospice at home service for young adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, aged 16-40, and living in Essex.

They are seeking new Trustees with a broad range of skills and experience, those with skills and knowledge in fundraising, high value networks, commissioning, data protection and retail (charity shops) would be particularly welcome.

The J’s Hospice has been developed through the drive and vision of the local community to see enhanced care and support for young adults across Essex with life limiting conditions such as cancer and a wide range of complex neurological and metabolic conditions. The J’s provides tailored specialist nursing, respite and end of life care, advice and advocacy, emotional care, bereavement support and a range of activities for the young adult and their family in the comfort and security of their own home.  Our aim is to encourage young adults throughout the county to live life to the full, however short.

The population of young adults with life limiting conditions is growing due to advances in medical care and improved technology, but there are very few dedicated services for young adults. The J’s is the first home-based service in the UK with age-appropriate delivery of hospice and respite care for this age group. It really does make such a difference to our patients to be treated as young adults – to be allowed informed choices about their treatment and to be given the opportunity to live their lives to the full.

The Board meets in Chelmsford every two months on a Monday evening with sub-committees between.

For further information and details, please contact Stuart Hornsby, Chief Executive on 01245 407376.

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