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No Recourse to Public Funds Toolkit webinar

St Christopher's CARE


28 Jan, 2021
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Join us for the launch of the ground-breaking guide, 'Do You See Us?'

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Part of the Connect with CARE webinars

  • Webinar overview

    Join us for the launch of the ground-breaking guide, Do You See Us? This guide has been created for us by Claire Henry MBE with the support of Hospice UK and St James’s Place Charitable Foundation.

    This resource is aimed at professionals working across the palliative care sector and in migrant centres and related organisations.

    This very helpful toolkit will enable professionals to support people in their role as family carers helping someone to die well while facing the additional challenge of having no access to the welfare safety net, due to restrictions placed on them as part of their immigration status.

    With at least 1.4 million people with No Recourse to Public Funds this is a timely, and we hope, change-making toolkit.

    Read our full article to find out more.

  • Who is it for?

    All palliative care professionals and those interested in the No Recourse to Public Funds Toolkit

  • Presenters

    Webinar presenters Claire Henry and Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead will be joined by a number of guest speakers.

    Claire Henry MBE RGN BSc(hons) PGDip

    Claire Henry MBE RGN BSc(hons) PGDip No Recourse to Public Funds Project Lead

    With over 30 years working in clinical, managerial and quality improvement within the NHS and 3rd sector, Claire has an abundance of experience in palliative and end of life care

    Claire has led national programmes and independent reviews including the NHS End of Life Care Programme which supported the implementation of the National End of Life Care Strategy for England and National Choice offer for end-of-life care “What’s important to me”.

    Claire has been actively involved in community engagement and developments nationally including Dying Matters

    Andrew Goodhead

    Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead Spiritual Care Lead, St Christopher's

    Andrew Goodhead joined St Christopher’s as Chaplain in January 2005, completing his doctoral research in 2007. He is a Methodist Minister with 14 years Church based experience gained in several localities throughout the UK, both urban and rural. In his role at St Christopher’s Andrew is concerned to ensure that all End of Life Care professionals have the skills and confidence to offer spiritual assessment and ongoing support to all patients and their families.

    He has a particular interest in the concept of spiritual pain as a way of understanding spiritual need. For patients with faith needs Andrew is developing the pastoral and religious role of the Spiritual Care Lead. Andrew graduated in 2014 with the King’s College, London, MSc in Palliative Care. His dissertation explored the experiences and attitudes of community clergy in caring for dying people.

    He is currently on a secondment at St Christopher’s to the Patient and Family Services Department as Deputy Manager.

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