Interactive initiative

Kerry Jackson with the Jack and Josephine anatomical cloth people.
Kerry Jackson with the Jack and Josephine anatomical cloth people.
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Health awareness support for people with learning disabilities in Northumberland is set to benefit thanks to a new project co-ordinator.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has appointed learning disability specialist nurse Kerry Jackson to co-ordinate the Jack and Josephine project.

She said: “Jack and Josephine are life size, three dimensional anatomical cloth people used as an interactive learning resource for people with a learning disability or on the autistic spectrum.

“Through them, we offer participative learning opportunities to sensitive issues like bereavement, sex and relationships and a range of health-related issues like checking for changes, ageing and personal hygiene.”