End of life outreach service launches across the UK

Source: ehospice.com

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Date of publication: December 2014

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell:‘My Life, My Decision’ aims to support older people to make informed decisions about their treatment and care at the end of life by providing information on their choices and the opportunity to discuss their wishes.

The outreach service, run by Compassion in Dying in partnership with local branches of Age UK, will be available across England following a successful pilot in East London and a Big Lottery Fund grant of £1 million.There are three main strands to the project:

  • raising awareness of end of life rights among older people and their communities
  • offering one-to-one support to older people who want to discuss their wishes for treatment and care, and providing support to complete an Advance Decision or a Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney
  • delivering accredited training to professionals, volunteers and community groups.

Length of publication: 1 page

 

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