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Homelessness and Palliative care

Homelessness and Palliative care

Homelessness and Palliative care

Friday, June 17, 2022

Developing a community of practice to support people experiencing homelessness with advanced ill health - Free resources to help you facilitate this 

Are you, or any other members of your team interested in creating and running a community of practice in your area, around supporting people experiencing homelessness who have poor health?   

Pathway and Marie Curie, together with experts in the field (and supported by NHSE and the Oak Foundation), have developed a suite of resources to help you set up and lead regular meetings for anyone in your area that is supporting people experiencing homelessness with advanced ill health.  

This is an opportunity to bring people together in your local area who are working with this population (eg from hostels and other frontline homelessness services, health, social care and addiction services etc). 

We provide videos in which leading experts share tools, resources and tips for supporting people experiencing homelessness with complex ill health in homelessness settings, such as hostels. In these videos we hear from  people with lived experience of homelessness, hostel staff, health and social care professionals and from experts in palliative and end of life care.  The resources could be used to support the first 8 online sessions of your community of practice.  

Topics include: links between homelessness, health and palliative care; complex trauma; communication strategies; frailty;  neurodiversity; mental capacity; care act assessments; palliative and end of life care planning & bereavement  

We also provide a detailed facilitator guide to help you support the sessions that you run, with suggested discussion questions and ideas for how to get your groups to come together, support each other and create actions for difficult situations.   

If becoming a facilitator sounds like something you would be interested in,  please join one of our virtual information sessions on either Thursday 7th July at 2-3pm or on Tuesday 19th July at 2-3pm to hear more. To sign up to the session, complete this short form. Attending this initial meeting does not commit you to becoming a facilitator!  

If you are interested but cannot make that date please email homelesspalliativecare@mariecurie.org.uk  

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