Scottish Care published a report in February 2017 entitled ‘Trees that bend in the wind’. This report was written following research with front line support workers which explored their experiences of caring for people – in care homes and care at home services – with palliative and end of life care needs. A link to the report can be found below.
We have been overwhelmed with the amount of interest from members – and others – who want to work with us to progress the twelve recommendations made in the report. We originally thought about creating one palliative and end of life care (PEOLC) workforce group to enable us to do this. We have now decided that we will have two; one focused on the needs of care homes and the other exploring care at home and housing support services.
The aim of both groups will be to develop a greater understanding of the workforce development needs of people involved in delivering palliative and end of life care, and to generate practical, sustainable improvements for the workforce.
The first Care at Home and Housing Support PEOLC Workforce Group meeting will take place at 10.00am – 12.30pm on Tuesday 30th May at the Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow.
The first Care Home PEOLC Workforce Group meeting will take place at 10.00am – 12.30pm on Tuesday 6th June at the Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow.
We anticipate this group will meet every three months at various locations. Depending on the level of interest we may be able to also create local forums.
Both groups are for supervisors, managers, directors – and front line workers. It is very important that we have support workers involved in both PEOLC workforce groups.
If you would like to come to either of these meeting please contact Katharine – [email protected] by Friday 26th May.