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Affiliated Care Homes Programme – update for Care Homes webinar


1 hour
22 Jun, 2020
Care homes in the South East London and Croydon area
Virtual learning
All prices include VAT

Useful information

Part of the End of Life Care Webinar series in relation to Covid-19 for care homes (including mental health and learning disabilities) in the South East London and Croydon area

About the event

Join our panel of experts on this free weekly webinar series developed to support you with critical guidance for managing end of life care during the Covid-19 crisis.

This webinar is now available to watch again through the Bite Size Virtual Learning Package for Care Homes and Care at Home Services

  • Our webinars

    You will be joining a virtual ‘room’ – you will not see the other participants. You will be able to ask questions through a question and answer chat box which will be monitored throughout the session.

  • What will I learn?

    This webinar will:

    • Provide an overview of the Affiliated Care Homes Programme
    • Explore how you as a care home can get involved and the benefits for you and your staff
    • Share our aspirations for the future and our commitment to supporting care homes.

Subject Matter Expert

Maaike Vandeweghe Programme Lead, St Christopher's

Maaike graduated from the KATHO (Roeselare, Belgium) in 2002 as a general and mental health nurse. She started her professional career working on mental health A&E units in Belgium and then moved to Aruba (Caribbean) where she worked on a mental health A&E unit and the local prison. After working there for 3 years she moved back to Belgium and continued working in A&E and Nursing Homes. Maaike moved to the UK in 2006 and has since worked in Nursing Homes and the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice where she developed a palliative care service for care homes and then also developed and established an education department. Maaike has experience of working in palliative care, mental health, dementia, prison, care homes and education and has completed various post graduate education including a PGCert in Higher Education and a MA in Education.

Maaike has previously been seconded to the University of Greenwich as a senior lecturer and is now seconded to develop an education partnership between the Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice and St Christopher’s Hospice.

More information


If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help

020 8768 4656

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At St Christopher's, a registered charity, it is important for us to maximise any surpluses to reinvest in the objectives of the charity.

Unfortunately, the manner in which we undertake our training currently means we are not able to invest as much of our surplus as possible, therefore from the 1 December 2017, St Christopher’s Education Centre will charge VAT at the standard rate on our training courses, the reason for this change in pricing is twofold:

i) We want to be able to reinvest any surpluses made from training back into all of our charitable objectives rather than only Education

ii) We want to be able to reclaim the VAT on costs relating to developing and running the training courses