Every year, Lifelites holds a free conference for children's hospice staff from across the country. Held in Birmingham, the day is a chance for delegates to network, share best practice, and get tips and tricks on getting the most out of the Lifelites technology for the children they care for. It also marks the beginning of the application process for all children's hospice projects getting a package in 2019.
Delegates had the opportunity to attend the following sessions:
At the end of the day, delegates heard from our inspirational guest speakers. First up we had Vicki Garrity, a nurse from Butterwick House Children's Hospice, who spoke about the impact that the technology has had on the children she works with.
Following Vicki, delegates heard from Sarah Ezekiel. Sarah Ezekiel has Motor Neurone Disease and is considered an Eyegaze superuser. She is also a patron of Lifelites and strong advocate for the use of assistive technology. Sarah spoke about her journey with MND and how Eyegaze has changed her life.
You can watch a video from the day here:
For a detailed account of the day, and to read some more of the feedback we received, you can read the conference report here.
We would like to say a big thank you to all our delegates coming from children's hospices across the British Isles. Thank you also to the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and Inclusive Technology for their generous donations.
Many thanks to everyone who attended our sold out Lifelites Hospice Staff Conference 2018, where we focused on using technology creatively for children in hospices.
Our 2017 conference was a fantastic opportunity for children's hospice staff to come together and learn about using technology to make precious memories with the children they care for.
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John Donoghue is a dedicated Lifelites Benefactor. He shared with us his very moving personal story about his daughter's health and the reason he decided to become a benefactor, and make a regular monthly gift to Lifelites.
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Lifelites aims to harness the power of technology by donating a wide variety of assistive and inclusive equipment to enhance the lives of life-limited and disabled children using hospice services.
For these children with complex cognitive and physical impairments, this technology is quite simply magical. It gives them opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have to join in with the world around them, irrespective of their disabilities.
Providing these opportunities is only possible because of the donations that Lifelites receives.
We have two new additions to our magical technology package! Click below to learn more about the Tilt Table and the PODs Sensory Tent!