Parents of life-limited and life-threatened children are used to hearing about what their child cannot do. At Julia’s House our focus is on what a child CAN do - smiles, laughter and achievements, no matter how small are all celebrated. We want to build up a library of positives.
There are now four of us in the team covering Dorset and Wiltshire, at hospice sessions and home visits, working with parents and the rest of the care team.
While we aren’t able to hold our normal play sessions at the moment due to coronavirus, our nurses and carers are making sure every child they visit at home has a chance to play, laugh, smile and develop, adapting the play plans to individual family needs.