Midlands network of hospices to host Dying Matters conference

Categories: Community Engagement.

The network of hospices formed last year in the Midlands to support community engagement is hosting a Dying Matters conference later this month.

The Community Engagement Network, hosted by Midlands hospices continues to grow and encourage learning and sharing between hospices.

Established in February 2017 by Ian Leech and Alice Spearing, the network brings those working in a similar role together. There are now 30 hospices represented with 38 individuals on the database.

In July, the Community Engagement Network hosted a meeting to focus on homelessness. Speakers during the day included Wendy Webb, who shared research findings and Alison Colclough from St Luke’s Hospice, who shared experiences from her own role. In November the Community Engagement Network has arranged a meeting to explore working with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)  communities with Dr Suleman as a guest speaker for the day.

Midlands hospices, St Richard’s, St Giles, St Mary’s, Mary Stevens and John Taylor Hospice, continue to collaborate by hosting a Dying Matters conference later this year. On November 20 there will be an eclectic day of thinking, making and talking about ‘How to Do Dying Matters Week’. More information can be found here

The Community Engagement Network has three meeting dates scheduled for next year. If you would like more information please contact Alice Spearing