St Christopher’s Hospice and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice are delighted to announce a collaboration to form the Hospice Education and Learning Partnership (HELP), a pooling of resource and expertise to provide excellent End of Life education and training for South East London and beyond.
This exciting alliance brings experts from both organisations together with the aim of delivering high quality training for health and social care professionals across a wide range of sectors.
The new partnership is a direct response to the growing need for good palliative and end of life care right across old age care, acute hospital services as well as primary care and care homes.
HELP will focus on individuals committed to better end of life care as well as clients wanting to identify the training needs of their organisation. The goal is to offer inventive and tailored training, based on current practices and research, which respond to the real needs of health and social care practitioners.
The partnership will provide a range of study days, courses and workshops. Learners will have an opportunity to learn through experience, and to receive face–to–face and/or virtual training, supported by a wealth of online resources and tailored packages.
Together we aim to make training more comprehensive and accessible Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive at St Christopher’s Hospice
Courses will be progressive and able to take an introductory learner from foundation stages right through to more advanced skills training or even leadership training focused on organisational change.
Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive at St Christopher’s Hospice comments, “St Christopher’s and Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice are established education and training providers. Together we aim to make training more comprehensive and accessible for anyone working with people coming to the end of their lives.
“We aim to support our colleagues better; to influence their care and to add value to the NHS and Local Authorities with whom we work”.
A collaborative approach is what’s needed in end of life careKate Heaps, Chief Executive at Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
Kate Heaps, Chief Executive at Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice adds, “This exciting partnership allows us to extend the breadth and depth of the training that we provide in primary, community, prison and acute care settings, as well as develop new relationships.
“A collaborative approach is what’s needed in end of life care and together we hope to develop relationships which will be sustained for the future.”
Our programme lead for the Hospice Education and Learning Partnership, Maaike Vandeweghe, explains the partnership in more detail:
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