Hospice wins award for helping people with learning disabilities

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Isabel Hospice in Welwyn Garden City has been awarded a Purple Star award for their work improving the lives of people with learning disabilities, and their carers.

The Purple All Stars group works to spread campaigns to teach others about the health needs of people with learning disabilities through singing, performances, photographs and graffiti art.

Helen Miller, Isabel Hospice Educational Specialist and Dementia and Learning Disabilities Lead said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this prestigious award. The clinical teams have all worked extremely hard and being awarded a Purple Star has given our teams a real sense of achievement.”

“As an example of how we make our services more accessible is that we recently had one of our bereavement volunteers ring us after the death of a patient. A family member of the patient had learning difficulties, we were able to help with communicating some sensitive topics around the bereavement to them in a way that was accessible for them. “

Staff at Isabel Hospice welcomed members of the Purple All Stars to celebrate the achievement in February at a special performance. The Purple Star award is accredited through Herts County Council.

For more information visit Isabel Hospice