Specialist technology donated to Richard House

Jordan Samuel tests out some of the new equipment

Jordan Samuel tests out some of the new equipment - Credit: Jane Easton

Youngsters at Richard House Children’s Hospice are set to benefit from new specialist technology.

The package was donated by the Lifelites charity, which provides assistive and inclusive technology to children’s hospices across the UK.

The donation to the Beckton hospice includes a child-proof camera, portable touchscreen computers and eyegaze technology.

It will help those staying at the hospice to watch films, speak with friends and do art work, as well as support the work of the hospice’s film clubs.

Chief executive of Richard House, Peter Ellis, said: “We are so grateful for this latest donation to Richard House by Lifelites.

“It will provide children and young adults at the hospice who may otherwise be restricted by their medical conditions a chance to communicate and express themselves in a new way.”

Staff have already been trained in the technology so they can help children get the most from the equipment.