In some ground-breaking news for younger people at End Of Life, the NSW government announced last week that the first young adult hospice will open on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Big Bear Cottage – you can read about it here – will fill the current Bear Cottage gap; after attaining the majority age of 18 YA persons in need of ongoing support for life-limiting and terminal illnesses have not been able to continue accessing the support Bear Cottage provided when they were younger.
It will be good to see other states and regions following this model – let’s see what happens next for the YA community.
If you would like to better understand your End Of Life options, or need advocacy, support and information for a young (or not-so-young) person please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am an End Of Life Doula who is creative, straight-talking, and happy to help you navigate your options and choices in the way that works best for you.