We were thrilled to mark the start of building works on the new Learning Hub with a ground-breaking ceremony on 22 June 2018. The occasion also marked what would have been the 100th birthday of our founder, Dame Cicely Saunders, a fitting day to hold this exciting event.
Our ambition for the Learning Hub is to transform end of life care from a clinical model, to an experience supported by a person’s community. Very often, family members say they want to play a bigger role in supporting their loved ones, but lack the skills and confidence to do so.
The Hub will empower carers through practical training in a Skills Lab focussing on how to wash, turn or feed someone safely and how to recognise and manage common symptoms.
This approach will ensure patients are better supported and carers feel better able to cope in their demanding role.
We’ve nearly reached our fundraising target but need your help to equip the Skills Lab and support training within the Hub that will benefit local patients and carers. Please give what you can to help us transform end of life care within your local community.
What your money could do
£50 could pay for a skills workshop for families, empowering them to care for a loved one
£500 could pay for a student to attend Summer School, offering them an insight into the skills needed for a career in care
£2,000 could pay for a specialist bed so we can teach families and professionals practical skills such as how to turn someone safely.
Any surplus money raised will be redirected to support a range of St Christopher’s work.
Or call Anna on 020 8768 4632