A HAMPSHIRE HOSPICE charity supporting children and young adults across has been shortlisted for a national award.

Naomi House and Jacksplace is in the running for the Children and Young People’s Charity Award at the Children and Young People Now Awards.

The award recognises a group or social enterprise that has made the most impressive contribution, at a local or national level, in improving the life chances of children, young people or families.

The charity aim to provide respite, emergency and end of life care to life-limited children and young people across the central south of England.

Keith Wilson, the head of marketing for Naomi House and Jacksplace, said: “Palliative care is changing rapidly and Naomi House and Jacksplace has been at the forefront of developing innovative practice and ensuring even those with the most medically complex conditions can access high quality hospice care.

“We are delighted that our charity and our work in this area has been recognised in the prestigious Children and Young People Now Awards.”

The judges were impressed with the charity’s commitment to helping children with serious conditions and illnesses as they have invested in the clinical skills of its nursing and care teams, and currently employs the largest Practice Education Team of any hospice in the UK.

The charity is up against CLIC Sargent and Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University.

The winners will be announced on November 21.