Owing to improvements in treatment, medical interventions and technology, many young people are surviving into adulthood with chronic illnesses previously only seen in childhood. It is slowly being recognised that there are serious gaps in service provision for young people aged 16-25yrs with palliative care needs, despite these young people having a broad spectrum of disorders.
By virtue of its facilities and staffing, Derian Lodge is designed to meet the medical, developmental and psychosocial needs of young people including their requirements for independence, privacy, autonomy, peer contact and recreation.
The environment at Derian Lodge enables young people to have the freedom to choose how to spend their time whether that means having a late night watching a movie with friends or having a lazy lie in the next day. By completing a personalised care plan, each young person has the opportunity to tell staff exactly how they would like their care to be delivered.
Derian Lodge has family accommodation although many parents choose not to stay with us, giving their young person control over the aspects of their day to day life.