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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 (e.g. from hostels and other frontline homelessness services, health, social care and addiction services etc.).

They 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 you 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 can be used to support the first eight 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.

 

The course also provides 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 the 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 either date please email:  homelesspalliativecare@mariecurie.org.uk

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