The Learning Hub Campaign

Transforming the experience of death, dying and loss through education

We want to build a world class Learning Hub with flexible learning spaces and improved technology

St Christopher’s Hospice is a world leader in end of life care, research and education. 2017 marks our 50th anniversary and we are investing in a transformational project to share our expertise more widely through education. This will ensure better end of life care for future generations.

Our plans for education and training

Our ambitious plan will increase the opportunities for our local community, professionals and the public to learn more about death, dying and loss. We want to significantly increase the amount, depth and breadth of our training and extend it to new groups including the families, friends and carers of our patients, and patients themselves.

Our new education and training programme will involve investing in more people to deliver new courses, and in new technology that will spread St Christopher’s knowledge and skills locally, nationally and internationally.

We will be able to train more people a year, and many of these will be able to train many more people in turn.

The new Learning Hub

To realise this, we want to build a world class Learning Hub with flexible learning spaces and improved technology.

Our current education building is outdated and unsuited to our training needs. We need a new, intelligently designed building that can accommodate more classes so we can train many more groups of students, and boast vital new facilities such as a skills lab for practical, hands-on learning, and improved e-learning facilities.

This project will ensure that the availability and quality of end of life care continues to improve in the UK and beyond, so that in future many more people can access skilled, personalised, compassionate end of life care at a time and place that is right for them.

Feeding back on our planning application

We have submitted our planning application to Bromley Council, who are encouraging members of the public to give their views until 6 April. The comments received will be taken into account by the planning committee when deciding whether to approve the application. Please take a moment to support St Christopher’s, and submit comments online: https://searchapplications.bromley.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OLTE7QBTL3K00

Or by post:
Application reference: 17/00861
FAO Claire Harris
Bromley Council
Planning Department
Civic Centre,
Stockwell Close,
Bromley
BR1 3UH

We will regularly update this page as plans develop.

For more information, please contact Anna MacLeod, Campaign Manager on: a.macleod@stchristophers.org.uk / 020 8768 4632