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Our training programmes have been developed to support organisations in health and social care, and the voluntary and private sectors, to initiate conversations about death and dying and engage and empower their service users around planning for end of life care.

We offer three engaging and participatory training programmes.

Introduction to planning for end of life care

This training has been developed to enable participants to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to enable them to initiate conversations around end of life care as well as increase their knowledge of advance care planning and their role within the advance care planning process. It can be delivered as a one day training programme or a half-day workshop.

The training is engaging and participatory and provides participants with a range of fun and engaging materials and tools to initiate and support conversations.

The courses have been successfully run for staff from a variety of teams including social work, supported accommodation and care homes providers, community organisations, faith groups and carers’ organisations.

100% of all participants say they would recommend our training to others.

“Very interesting, well delivered, engaging”
“All the sessions were extremely useful”

Camden Age UK professionals

“Thank you again, it was such a lovely experience – we should all have this training! It's such an essential part of health care for all patients and assists so much in providing excellent care in the last years of life”
UCLH Health professional

- A One Day Training Programme
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- A Half Day Workshop
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- Gentle Dusk Training Report
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Future Matters Volunteer Training: A Four Day Training Programme
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This training package develops local community volunteers to facilitate discussions and planning among their peers. The training covers planning for end of life care; advance care planning; beliefs and attitudes to death and dying, understanding death, dying and local services, legal issues (wills and powers of attorney) and funerals. Participants are given the knowledge, tools and skills to raise awareness of end of life care planning within their own communities as well as support individuals in writing an Advance Care Plan.

This is a very successful programme which reaches out to diverse communities and increases end of life care planning:

Year 1: 17 awareness events held reaching 262 local people and 47 end of life care plans in place including 12 Advance Care Plans.

Year 2: 579 people reached through 29 events, 105 appointments held and 65 plans in place including 31 Advance Care Plans.

Please see Future Matters for more details.

Learning Disabilities: Introduction to planning for end of life care

This is a one day course specifically designed for those who work for adults with learning disabilities.

This interactive course aims to increase participants understanding of the importance of planning for the last years of life. It will equip those who work with adults with learning disabilities with the knowledge, skills and confidence to enable them to initiate conversations and support service users to put plans in place.

“Really brilliant training and so important and useful for our client group. All staff should do it!”
Participant from Centre 404

“Please do more of these trainings to create awareness. It does solve a lot of issues when things are planned”
Participant from Elfrida Society

A One Day Learning Disabilities Training Programme
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Further Training Programmes

A number of training programmes are available and some can be tailor-made to suit staff and organisational needs. The team has strong training skills and experience as well as expert knowledge in End of Life Care.


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