Palliative and End of Life Care Weekly Newsletter: 21 November 2019

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Palliative and End of Life Care Newsletter

21 November 2019



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We would welcome any items of news, case studies, examples of best practice or photographs from your locality which you wish to share across the network.     

If you wish to advertise anything on this platform or experience any problems accessing the information and website links, please contact Denise Woolrich, Palliative and End of Life Care Administrator at 


Thank you,

SCN Palliative and End of Life Care Team


Springhill Hospice have been nominated for an award

Springhill Hospice Education Team


The education team at Springhill Hospice have overcome stiff competition to make the final of the Skills for Care Accolades awards which rewards social care organisations who invest in the workforce so they can offer high quality services.

The Springhill team offer free of charge palliative and end of life care education for all health and social care staff in Heywood Middleton and Rochdale, and have developed close links with external organisation to work together and improve care. The team have been nominated in the most innovative endorsed learning provider category which was open to over 18,500 adult social care employers in England. The education team will find out if they have won the national award at the Accolades ceremony in London on Wednesday 22nd January 2020, which will be hosted by TV dance legend Anton du Beke.

All the finalists have demonstrated their expertise in developing skills and knowledge to meet the needs of the people they support and can demonstrate the way they developed strong leaders and managers in their services.

Julie Halliwell Chief Executive from Springhill Hospice said: “Everyone at Springhill Hospice is so proud we have made it to the final stage for this prestigious national award that recognises the time and effort we have invested in up skilling not only our own workforce, but also the workforce of our colleagues in the wider community. Our staff are our biggest asset, so we are proud to be able to develop them and increase knowledge of End of Life Care, both for our own staff, and staff in the local community.  All the people we work with are also delighted for the team and are keeping their fingers crossed we can bring home this much coveted national prize.”

This is the 16th year the Skills for Care Accolades have been staged celebrating the outstanding work done in our communities by around 1.49 million people who work in adult social care.

Interim Skills for Care CEO Andy Tilden said: “My congratulations to the team at Springhill Hospice as our Accolades awards are open to thousands of organisations who offer care and support across England so to even make the final is a huge achievement. Competition in this category was fierce, but all the judges were impressed by the way Springhill Hospice offer learning and development opportunities for all disciplines, which means they can deliver high quality care that meet the individual needs of the people they work with.”


Dying Matters Survey - Let's Talk About It

Research on overall attitudes on Dying Matters.

Dying Matters are asking you to take a few minutes of your time to complete this survey below.  This will provide valuable feedback on how to improve their services, develop new materials and make the campaign even bigger and better to support those at end of life or those bereaved.

Link to the survey



The End of Life Partnership

Message from Salli Jeynes, Chief Executive, The End of Life Partnership

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our AGM last week.  Thank you, as always, for your invaluable support.

We were excited to share some of our recent successes with you and also to outline our strategy and ambitions for the next few years.  If you were not at the AGM and would like to know more then please do contact me, or anyone else on the team. Please click on this link to watch a 2-minute animation, which describes the work of EoLP in a nutshell! - Link here

In order to deliver our long-term strategic plan we have decided to move our ‘home’ base. Although, as you know, most of our team are out and about working with you and alongside you in various locations supporting the people we all serve.

I am delighted to tell you that from 1 January 2020, the End of Life Partnership will be based in fabulous new premises at:

Spring Farm Business Centre, Moss Lane, Crewe CW1 4RJ

This is a carbon neutral site, right at the heart of our catchment area. 

As a team, we are excited by the move and we hope you will come and visit us in the new year, once we have finished moving the furniture!

December is going to be busy for us so please forgive me for taking this slightly early opportunity to pass on my very best wishes for the forthcoming festive season.



More in Common Project - Hosted by the People's History Museum

4 December 2019, 6pm to 8pm

‘More in Common’ project, hosted by the People’s History Museum is launching on 4 December 2019, from 6pm to 8pm.

It is an event which provides the opportunity to mix with people from different backgrounds and faiths and is a good way to integrate with different communities. 

Many other events available via the link below and some are even FREE

Link to the website



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