Collaborating with Communities: Transforming End of Life Experiences Together – May 2nd, 2024

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Looking at community power to support people at end of life. The end of life is over-medicalised and unequal. We won’t address this by continuing to work the same way we are doing – we need change.

Growing awareness of end of life inequalities and the role that communities do and can play in end of life support has led to an NHS Ambition being one which asks us to proactively work with communities. But on whose terms? Are we asking people to help out the health system for free, or can we achieve a greater change?

In it we will focus on ways in which we can understand community powerand work in community settings to support people at end of life. We’ll also help think through how organisations can collaborate with people in local systems and across the death system to improve end of life experiences, and change end of life care for the better.

Join us to start a conversation about place-based working to tackle inequalities, with vision to do more to change the end of life and the way we provide or shape services.

St Christopher's CARE

Join us if you work in an organisation in any healthcare setting supporting people at the end of life, where you are interested in exploring together:

  • how and why communities and people with lived experience have a leadership role to play
  • the value of collaboration and community power, and
  • how you might more equitably work with communities

Over the course of a day, we’ll hear from community leaders, people running ground breaking projects within the death system, and Lived Experiences Advocates telling us why change is needed and how it can happen. You’ll have the opportunity to explore these changes together in interactive workshops during the day.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.



Event overview

  • 02 May, 2024
  • One day conference
  • £99 Early Bird until 15 March (£150 Full price)
  • All prices include VAT
  • St Christopher’s CARE

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Mary Hodgson

Head of Community Action & Learning/CARE Co-Lead, St Christopher’s Hospice. Mary is an experienced community facilitator and researcher, and is interested in how people understand societal challenges and want to…

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Akvile Gailes

Akvile Gaile

Akvile has been a volunteer for the Compassionate Neighbours project and Bereavement Help Point host for four years. During this time, she learned that her lived experiences inform how she…

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Malcolm Gill

Malcolm Gill

Malcolm works in the Community Action Team as the Project Coordinator on the Croydon Death Literary project where he develops significant partnerships with a wide range of community groups and organisations, whose…

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