The young people at Francis House were one of the first hospices in the country to receive a donation of Virtual Reality (VR) technology from Lifelites. This technology can immerse these young people in make believe worlds, or to take them to the other side of the planet, all from the comfort of the hospice. They can fly in space, go on safari, sit under the Northern Lights or even climb Mount Everest.
The children also received an Eyegaze. This is a piece of equipment which allows those with limited mobility to control a computer using just their eyes. By using the Eyegaze, children who struggle to communicate with their family and their carers are able to do so – often for the first time.
We are introducing new pieces every year and keeping up to speed with cutting edge developments for life-limited children with disabilities. We need your help to support a new package of technology for the children at Francis House in 2022. Can you help us raise the funds? Sign up now!