Who cares? Support for carers of people approaching the end of life

The Government’s first national survey of end of life care experiences revealed that only half of the sons, daughters, partners, siblings, parents and friends caring for a dying person receive the help they need

Holiday Inn Regents Park, London, W1W 5EE, United Kingdom


Overview

Why this conference?

The Government’s first national survey of end of life care experiences revealed that only half of the sons, daughters, partners, siblings, parents and friends caring for a dying person receive the help they need. The needs of unpaid carers are too often overlooked or left unmet by ‘the system’. This can have a devastating impact on people’s experience of caring and bereavement. It also makes it difficult, if not impossible, to achieve the Government’s ambition of allowing more people to be cared for and die in their preferred place, which is usually at home. A home death can put enormous pressure on carers on a 24/7 basis.

This national conference, organised by leading charities, explores the needs of carers of people approaching the end of life and some of the particular issues, concerns and dilemmas that accompany this stage of caring. It will look at how the national End of Life Care Strategy (DH, 2008) and Carers Strategy (2008) can be brought together and, by showcasing good practice examples, how they can be translated into a reality on the ground.


Event description

This conference will…

  • Help all those in contact with people approaching the end of life to identify practical ways of involving and supporting carers
  • Help those in contact with carers to understand the issues they face, and how to better support carers through this
  • Enable carers and former carers with good and bad experiences of end of life care to share their stories and improve services
  • Enable professionals working in the field to share good practice
  • Highlight key issues and levers to local and national commissioners and decision makers to ensure people approaching the end of life and their carers have a positive experience of care
  • Enable delegates to establish action plans to develop support for carers

View the full event programme

Pricing

£150 – NCPC Subscribers / £300 – Non-subscribers

Who should attend

  • All those in contact with people approaching the end of life including: GPs, district nurses, care home, extra care and sheltered housing staff, hospital staff, ambulance crew, people working in bereavement services, hospice and palliative care staff
  • Local and national commissioners and decision makers
  • Carers, former carers and people approaching the end of life

How to book

Are you a carer?

A limited number of bursary places are available to people who have provided unpaid care to someone approaching the end of life. If you are interested in attending and would like to apply for a funded place, please send an email briefly outlining your experience, why you would like to attend and any expenses you might need help with to k.mcnaboe@ncpc.org.uk. We will contact you to let you know if you have been successful.

Organisations wishing to fund places for carers should complete the booking form in the usual way.

For more information, or to register for this event please contact Kate McNaboe (k.mcnaboe@ncpc.org.uk or 020 7697 1520).

Alternatively, print off the event programme and return the completed booking form to Kate McNaboe at the details provided.

http://www.endoflifecareforadults.nhs.uk/

 

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