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Zest young adult service now available in north east Essex

Zest, which is part of St Elizabeth Hospice, supports young adults aged 14 and upwards with progressive and incurable illnesses to ensure that they get the specialist care, tailored treatment and services they need to be able to enjoy life to the full.

Through this specialist care, young adults with challenging conditions are able to fulfil their aspirations, whether this is to manage their symptoms, access opportunities in the community and reduce loneliness by enabling them to meet and have fun with friends.

Referrals for the young adult service can be made online via the St Elizabeth Hospice website

To contact the Zest young adult service, please call 01473 707032 for more information.

Make a referral to Zest
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In north east Essex, Zest together with St Helena will offer:

  • Transition nurse coordination support
  • Zest X-Change - monthly evening social group for young adults 14 years upwards
  • Monthly parent support group 
  • Monthly Saturday family drop-in

About Zest

St Elizabeth Hospice in east Suffolk has been developing Zest since 2015, working closely with East Anglia's Children’s Hospices & other services, to ensure young adults have a smooth transition into adult care. From summer 2023, Zest will be expanding its services into north east Essex, working with St Helena to provide this vital service for young adults in Colchester and Tendring. 

Learn more about Zest at St Elizabeth Hospice's website
Zest logo with the St Helena logo
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