End of Life Care Awareness Training for Care Home and Domiciliary Care Staff

Health Education England – North East has provided End of Life Care Awareness training for staff working in care homes and social care staff working in the community, across the North-East region. The training aims to improve the care delivered by care staff at the end of life, both in care homes and in the wider community. It is delivered by palliative care specialists and follows the guidance within the ‘Deciding Right’ documentation.

The training aims to help staff to recognise the signs associated with someone who may be nearing the end of life, and to be aware of the specialist services that can be accessed in their local area. Increasing the number of care staff trained in end of life care will improve care for older people nearing the end of life and alleviate the pressures on the NHS by helping to reduce avoidable hospital admissions and increasing the proportion of deaths occurring in the usual place of residence.

Funding from the AHSN (NENC) together with matched funding from Health Education England – North East helped create 2,888 training places for End of Life Care between 2013 and 2015.

Project Resources

End of Life Care Awareness Training for Care Home and Domiciliary Care Staff: Case Study

PowerPoint From November 2014 Workshop

PowerPoint from September 2015 Workshop

 (Case study uploaded on 1st December 2016)

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