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Frailty and End of Life: It’s time to act

St Christopher's CARE


1 day conference
14 Oct, 2021
9.30 to 4.30
Early Bird discount
until 14.9.21: £99
Normal price: £150
Discounted tickets: £75*
All prices include VAT
Bursaries are available
email for information
St Christopher's CARE, Sydenham, London
Virtual places available on request

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Frailty and End of Life. Will you take action?

Join us for this one-day conference which will bring together a wide range of individuals who are committed to improving the experience of people who are frail and coming to the end of their life.

Become connected to a broad network of people who share an ambition to do things differently in relation to frailty and end of life and contribute to a report that could form the basis of a approach to an issue that will be relevant to most of us at some point in the future.

We want to facilitate connections and conversations that span health and social care providers, policy makers, commissioners, local leaders and others who have expertise in the area of frailty.

Those attending can expect to:

  • Learn more about some of the most significant challenges facing society, systems of health and social care, professionals, families and carers that reduce opportunities for people to live and die well with frailty
  • Find out more about existing initiatives that focus on the intersection between palliative care and frailty services
  • Contribute to new thinking about ways in which seemingly huge and intangible problems related to ageing and end of life can be addressed
  • Generate new interest and intention to test these ideas and refine them further
  • Discover and connect with a breadth of people who bring expertise and commitment to this important issue and are interested to work together moving forward

*OAP, unemployed, student, carer

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  • What will I learn?

    Participants can expect to hear a series of provocations from experts in their field which are designed to stimulate conversations about:

    • Impact of Ageism in life and death
    • Inequalities in service provision and responsibility for their redress
    • Control and risk taking in the face of apparent vulnerability
    • Listening to and advocating for people whose voice becomes increasingly unheard
    • Starting again – a care system designed by and for people living with frailty into late old age
    • The value of dying

    They will hear a wide range of views on these areas through a blend of key note speakers, round table discussions, exhibitions and lived experience fireside chats.

  • Who is it for?

    Frailty is everybody’s business and we want to provide an inclusive, collaborative environment to come together and explore how we can do more.

    • Are you a nurse who wants to gain a greater understanding of the potential contribution of hospice care to support people who live and die with frailty?
    • Are you a health or social care worker who wants to think differently about your role and contribution to the end of life care experienced by people who are frail?
    • Are you a carer or family member who is open to thinking differently about partnership with others to change things for those living with frailty?
    • Are you a person with lived experience of living with frailty who would be open to participating in discussions as a means of improving services?
    • Are you a community leader who is ready to recognise your part in changing the experience of people living and dying with frailty in your area?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this conference is for you. Come and be part of the conversation!

    Bursaries are available for this conference, email for further information

  • Speakers

    If you’re a leader in the field of fragility research or policy development and would like to form part of our expert line up, please get in touch with

  • What will the course look like?

    The conference will be delivered through a blend of key note speakers, round table discussions, exhibitions and interactive lived-experience sessions.

    This event will take place in person at St Christopher’s Centre for Awareness and Response to End of life (CARE) in Sydenham, London.

    We understand that you may not be able to physically come on the day, but might still like to be involved in the conversation, so we’re offering 20 places to join us virtually. You will have access to the same speaker sessions and will be placed in breakout groups with other online participants to replicate our roundtable discussions. If you are interested in joining  us virtually, please email

    Attending the conference

    In order to attend this event, you will be required to provide evidence that you have received both doses of your COVID-19 vaccination OR evidence of a negative lateral flow test, taken the morning of the conference.

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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