It is acknowledged that the GAP between paediatric and adult care is too great a step for many young people, especially those with complex, chronic and life threatening medical conditions. Bridge the Gap aims to Bridge ‘THAT’ Gap by improving facilities and support for these young people.
Up to the age of 16 a young person receives care within the children’s services, well supported in the community and receiving treatment on the children’s ward. Care is then transferred to adult services at the age of 16 yet a young person does not become an adult overnight, particularly if dealing with a complex and possibly life threatening medical condition.
BtG will help to improve facilities and support for young people from the age of 14 as they face the transition to adult services and covers up to the age of 24 years, having followed the example of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Bridge the Gap Trustees now have strong links with like-minded government departments and are working together to help our ideas for improvements come to fruition as best they can.
For further information please see Our goals and visions
If you would like to become involved with Bridge the Gap please firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all committee members and supporters are volunteers and all donations are used to improve facilities and support for teenagers and young people. When the partnership is signed with Department of Health and Department of Education the Charity will then fund the salary of the BtG Youth Worker.
Jill Crossley – Secretary,
The Old School House, Vane’s Lane, The Eairy, Isle of Man. IM4 3HY
Fiona Barker – Chairperson
Kionslieu Farm, Higher Foxdale, Isle of Man IM4 3HB
tel 01624 801349
Ben Cotton – Treasurer
Flat 22B Belmont Terrace, Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 4NH
Judy Arnold BEM
Stuart Lambie MBE