During the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, St Oswald's has shared some wonderful feedback how our assistive technology has helped life-limited and disabled children during isolation.
“The Lifelites equipment has been so important for us the past months. Especially for the children who we have still coming in for their stays.
As we haven’t been able to get out and about, we have been heavily relying on the equipment such as the Mobile Magic Carpet; the iPads are used every single day and the computers.
I have also used the iPads to make birthday videos for the children shielding at home and even some individual videos for our children and young adults to cheer them up. We have also been using the iPads to co-ordinate Zoom sessions with children and families who have been very bored and lonely while shielding at home. As we’ve all become a bit more confident with Zoom these get-togethers have been great fun. They’ve had quiz nights, karaoke sessions, all sorts of things! We've also organised a video session for Ewan’s 21st birthday party. Ewan has been coming to our Hospice since he was very young and we have watched him grow up with great pride. He’s a fantastic young man. It was so sad that our team and his friends from the service couldn’t party with him in ‘real life,’ but as you’ll see from the clip, they managed to have fun anyway!
It is your technology which has brought us together. We are all hugely grateful."
We want to continue giving children at this hospice as much 'normality' as possible. Please support us so we can give them another package in 2020/21.
We're still working closely with Bluebell Wood - we installed our last package there in 2011.
Lifelites provided a new package at Charlton Farm in 2012. We still need your help though - we never walk away from a hospice but do continue to provide technical support and training.
In 2012 we arrived at Chestnut Tree House with a bagful of assistive and specialist technology goodies. They haven't looked back since.
We hope our collaboration with Demelza on our Eyegaze pilot project will revolutionise the service we are able to provide to children in hospices across the UK and Ireland.
We hope to provide brand new assistive technology for the young people at this Claire House in 2020/21. Can you help us raise the funds?
This West Yorkshire children's hospice Martin House should receive a new package of assistive technology in 2020/21. We need your help to make it happen.
St Elizabeth is an adult hospice which provides Transition care for young adults from the age of fourteen.
We work with both the children and young adults at this Newcastle based hospice and last provided some equipment in 2011 and 2012 respectively.