The J's Hospice

The J's Hospice

Charity information

The J's Hospice

The J's Hospice supports the complex needs of life-limited and terminally ill young adults (aged 16-40) and their families who live in Essex, helping them to live the highest possible quality of life.

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to provide palliative care for young adults with life limiting conditions, to give the best possible quality of adult life, as independently as possible. We will provide this care both in the patients' own homes as well as in the future a purpose built hospice.

    The population of young adults with life limiting conditions is growing due to improvements in medical care and improved technology. These young adults are normally discharged from children's services by the age of 19 and there are very few dedicated services for young adults. A children's hospice environment may not be suitable for someone who is over 18, but often, adult hospices are not the right environment either. Nationally, it is recognised that there is a lack of age appropriate facilities. It is acknowledged that there is a wide variation in availability of services across the country, in particular access to short break care that is appropriate for young adults.

  • Aims

    The J's Hospice aims to:

    • The J's Hospice aims to improve the quality of life-limited and terminally ill young adults aged 16-40, as well as to support the needs of their families and carers.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1099562

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 14

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 120

    Phone number: 01245 475474

    Address: Alexandra House36A Church StreetGreat BaddowChelmsfordEssex CM2 7HY

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  • Respite care for life-limited young adults

    The J’s highly trained and experienced healthcare assistants provide 6-8 hour respite se... More