In response to the recent announcement by the Department of Health to create 'Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs)', the North East and North Cumbria have submitted an application to become an AHSN.
‘A Good Death’ refers to the creation of a positive End of Life experience for people in their last years of life through the provision of community based care and support.
This project aims to pilot an approach which will promote ‘A Good Death’, in a person’s place of choice, as a fundamental part of the care that clients receive.
Home Group will develop integrated care pathways across the whole continuum of care with the objective of ensuring that clients receive the right support, in the right place and by the right person.
As part of the objective of providing a holistic approach to care, Home Group will ensure that support staff respond with compassion and empathy and develop a coordinated approach with other support services in the care of terminally ill clients.
Home Group are working collaboratively with Marie Curie Cancer Care, Public Health North East, Age UK, and Newcastle University.
Click here to see a marketing leaflet designed to promote the service.
About Home Group ...
Home Group is one of the leading providers of affordable and supported housing for people in the UK who work to deliver improvements to communities and provide homes for those who may struggle to get them.
They also offer services, through Stonham, to help adults take control of their lives. Their homes are in places where people want to live and where there is a strong and thriving community.
By making a difference locally, providing excellent customer service and being flexible and adaptable, Home Group strive to meet the needs and demands of the people who live in the neighbourhoods they serve.
Home has a turnover in excess of £310m, manages 52,000 homes and provides care and support services to more than 20,000 people across the UK each year.
For more information about this organisation please visit http://www.homegroup.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx
18th January 2012 - 'A Good Death' project has featured in The Guardian newspaper for the innovative work it is doing in Tyneside. Click here to read the full article.
May 2012 - 'A Good Death' project features in the National End of Life Care newsletter. Click here to see the newsletter (see page 6).
June 2012 - The project is featured as a case study in a Confederation of British Industry (CBI) publication titled, 'The Right Care in the Right Place: Delivering Care Closer to Home'. Click here to view the document (see pages 11-12).
July 2012 - The team are working on the project evaluation and formulating a sustainability plan for taking the project forward on a wider scale.