Interactive initiative

Health awareness support for people with learning disabilities in Northumberland is set to benefit thanks to a new project co-ordinator.

Friday, 8th April 2016, 8:50 am
Updated Friday, 8th April 2016, 8:51 am
Kerry Jackson with the Jack and Josephine anatomical cloth people.

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.”