In 2009, the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) set up the Dying Matters Coalition to promote public awareness of dying, death and berevament. Dying Matters members include organisations from across the NHS, voluntary and independent health and care sectors (including hospices, care homes, charities supporting old people, children and bereavement); social care and housing sectors; a wide range of faith organisations; community organisations; schools and colleges; academic bodies; trade unions; the leagl profession and the funeral sector.
National Care Home Open Day
For far too long the care home sector has been marred by the negative press generated by a small number of badly run homes, and we’re determined to show people what our care homes are really about. We want the world to realise that care homes really can be inspiring places, full of unique, intelligent and charming characters, and run by special people that really do care. Because we’re determined to build thousands of friendships, to change long-held perceptions, to create thousands of memories, and to have a fantastic day that will enrich lives! To register your home to take part in 2018, and to find out more visit the website below.
Care England would like to encourage all of our members to register for this year's National Care Home Open Day.
Quality Care Campaign
Care in this country is in crisis, whether it is delivered in our hospitals, care homes or people's own homes. The Quality Care Campaign’ is focused on showing the good side of care, and championing quality services throughout the social care sector.
The Care Workers Charity
There are nearly 2 million care workers in the UK, contributing to one of Britain’s largest workforces, and caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our society. As a country, we depend on our care workers to be there for us on our rainy day. The Care Workers Charity is there for them on theirs. To find out how you can support the Charity please get in touch.
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) new toolkit
What about end of life care? toolkit, designed to help local people secure high-quality palliative and end of life care in the reformed health and social care system.
NCPC is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It also leads the Dying Matters Coalition (www.dyingmatters.org) which aims to help transform public attitudes towards dying, death and bereavement in England.
Selected Action Sheets are available for free download. For more information or extra copies please visit www.ncpc.org.uk/influencing-toolkit or contact NCPC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7697 1520.