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LAUNCH OF CARE HOME PROJECT
The End of Life Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of a project working with Care Homes to offer a package of training and support around good quality end of life and palliative care.
Developed by The End of Life Partnership with local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Quality Assurance Teams, the project recognises the increasing demands on Care Homes, who are often caring for people with complex needs, such as dementia or cognitive impairment, many in their last year of life.
The project will work across East Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal Localities with a group of 20 chosen Care Homes (5 in East, 9 in South and 6 in Vale Royal). The aim of the project is to improve the quality of care and experience for residents and those important to them. Each care home will have an allocated facilitator, who will visit weekly to support staff.
During the upcoming months the project team will be working hard to establish key relationships and raise awareness and understanding of the project approach. This will include making contact with local GP Practices who are supporting the chosen homes. Audits will also be taking place to establish baselines for outcome measurement.
Pictured above: The End of Life Partnership Education Team
CHARITY TEAM MEMBER PUBLISHES BOOK TO HELP CARERS
Local Charity, Cheshire Living Well, Dying Well Partnership are proud to congratulate their recent recruit Jill Cox on the publication of her first book, “Moments Of Meaning: Living Life Whilst Facing Death”.
Jill joined the charity after spending two years as a volunteer befriender coordinator for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice, visiting those with life limiting illness and their relatives in their own home, providing practical and emotional support.
After experiencing three close family bereavements, Jill wanted to use her experiences to help others facing similar situations.
Jill said “l believe that by supporting those caring for a loved one in the latter stages of life before, during and after bereavement, life can be lived to the full for both, despite challenging circumstances.”
‘Moments of Meaning: Living Life Whilst Facing Death’ is aimed at someone who has recently discovered a loved one has a life limiting illness and may also be useful to professionals new to the area of palliative care with real life examples of how others have managed their lives in similar circumstances and useful references for further information and support.
Salli Jeynes, Chief Executive, added “We are extremely proud to work with Jill, she has put her heart and soul into her book; it is a great achievement. We feel the book could be a valuable resource for those who are caring for loved ones. It is great to have her as part of our team and we look forward to continuing to work with communities to explore ways of caring and supporting each other through life, age, death and loss.”
The award winning Cheshire Living Well, Dying Well Charity is based in Sandbach and works to enable, inspire and empower people to think, talk and take action in relation to life, age, death and loss.
The book is available in paperback or eBook versions and can be ordered via Amazon.co.uk or at www.jillcox.co.uk.
For more information about Cheshire Living Well, Dying Well, visit www.cheshirelivingwelldyingwell.org.uk or call 01270 758 120.
Pictured above: Jill Cox, Public Health and Wellbeing Associate, Cheshire Living Well Dying Well Partnership
THE ADVANCED DEMENTIA SUPPORT TEAM SCOOP FIRST AND NAMASTE PROJECT SCOOPS SECOND PLACE IN DEMENTIA AWARDS!
3 April 2017
The End of Life Partnership (EoLP) are celebrating their teams scooping first and second place at the Northern Lights Dementia Awards.
The prestigious awards, which cover the whole of the North of England, were judged by a multi-disciplinary panel of professionals and community members with an interest in dementia.
Winners in the "Dying Well Project" category were EoLP's Advanced Dementia Support Team. The team, founded in partnership with St. Luke's Hospice, East Cheshire Hospice and Dementia UK, work to promote a compassionate approach to the care of people with advanced dementia.
The Namaste Project, a joint venture between EOLP and St Luke's Hospice in Winsford, works to engage with people with advanced dementia through sensory input and was awarded the runner up place.
Sian Harrison, Advanced Dementia Support Team Leader, EoLP said “We are delighted to have been recognised in this way, I am extremely proud of the team. We have been able to demonstrate the value of a multi-disciplinary team in promoting the increase in the knowledge, skills and confidence of caring for someone with advancing dementia and end of life issues. The award is an endorsement of the pioneering vision the collaborative had in setting up this unique project.”
Pictured above L-R: Sara Jones (St Luke’s Hospice, Namaste Project Worker), Siobhan Horton (St Luke’s Hospice Director of Strategy and Engagement) and Sian Harrison (EoLP, Advanced Dementia Support Team Leader
Lynne Partington, Namaste Project Coordinator, EoLP added “I am delighted for my colleagues in the Advanced Dementia Support Team and thrilled that the Namaste project is runner up. This is great recognition for all our hard work and the collaboration of organisations. We hope to continue to work together in the future and promoting Namaste, to ensure people living with Dementia have the best care possible.”
If you have any questions about the projects please call 01270 758 120.