The Lodge

In 2010 we opened The Lodge, a four-bed unit especially for our 16 to 25-year-olds to support their transition into adult services. It is a bright, modern, age appropriate and accessible environment where young people can have control of their own care and meet with other young people, building support and friendship networks and engaging in age appropriate activities while having their medical and health needs fully supported.

Transition Support Service in conjunction with LifeNoW

This is a service provided for adults aged 24 – 28 who are transitioning from Derian into their local community. The approach is person-centred and tailored to the individual’s needs, wishes and aspirations. The adults are empowered to be as independent as possible with guidance offered where appropriate. Support offered can be:

  • Employment based
  • Life skills
  • Supported living
  • Family support
  • Peer support
  • Social activities
  • Emotional support
  • Benefit advice
  • Advanced care planning

Advice and support is not exclusive to adults transitioning from the hospice, it can include parents and carers who are caring for the adult within the family home. On leaving the transition support service, adults will have in place a transition passport with important information to continue their journey.