Interactive initiative

Kerry Jackson with the Jack and Josephine anatomical cloth people.
Kerry Jackson with the Jack and Josephine anatomical cloth people.

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.”