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About Jigsaw

Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice provides care for children and young adults (up to 25 years old) with life limiting illnesses requiring respite, short breaks, end of life care and pre and post bereavement support. In addition, we also provide care for their families, friends and carers. All the care the hospice provides to its patients and their families is free at the point of delivery.

The hospice is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and has the charity number 1008796.

Our strategic goals

To provide high quality education and training and deliver research-based practice.
To develop an appropriate environment to facilitate the highest quality care for all our patients.
To improve access to and quality of our inpatient and day hospice provision
To ensure our financial stability and security.
To transform our hospice provision to enhance the capacity of other provision.
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Our vision

“To provide care and support to people affected by life limiting illness and those who require palliative care.”

Our mission statement

“By 2025 everyone in our community with life limiting conditions and palliative care needs will have access to excellent care in the right place at the right time.”

Our diversity statement

“At Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice, we are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity. We strive to include diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all that we do, and we embrace employees, volunteers and candidates from underrepresented groups.”

Environmental statement

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice has changed enormously since the first part of the building opened in 1991.

As extensions have been added over the last 30+ years it has meant we have a number of different plumbing, heating and lighting systems inside and out. Since 2022 we have embarked on a journey of consolidation, improvement and sustainability. This is a long-term ambition.

Our building is showing its age, and we acknowledge it is a product of its generation with insulation standards lower than we would like.

In 2023 we worked with an intern from Lancaster University – Aniket Deshpande (pictured with CEO Julie Clayton) – to review the challenges we face and look for solutions to some of the issues we face. We know our carbon footprint could be improved and are exploring renewable energy resources to make our building more efficient and sustainable.

Within the next five years (by 2029) we will:

  • Streamline our energy systems.
  • Consolidate our hot water storage.
  • Increase our use of renewable energy sources.
  • Improve our energy efficiency.
  • Replace infrastructure with more sustainable equipment.
  • Improve waste reduction and recycling.
  • Demonstrate a smaller carbon footprint (compared to Summer 2023).
  • Work towards alignment with the NHS Net Zero policy.

This will include:

  • Reducing our energy consumption by 20% by 2029.
  • Increasing our green energy generation by 30% by 2029.

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