St Mungo's Palliative Care service was set up in 2008 in partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care.
London's largest homelessness charity St Mungo’s had become aware that, at times, homeless people’s own responses to life-threatening illness, as well as the responses of statutory providers, could and should be improved.
Because of this, they developed a service to help terminally ill hostel residents, alongside support from Marie Curie.
Since the project began, an end of life care service has been advanced at St Mungo’s. This has succeeded in the following:
This resource pack, ‘Homelessness and End of Life Care’, is the first of its kind in the UK, and the latest result of a ground-breaking five year partnership.
Funded by the Department of Health from 2008 to 2011, it addresses the obstacles that the homeless and vulnerable face in getting appropriate, high quality end of life care.
The comprehensive document pulls together tools, templates and relevant resources for staff working in homelessness organisations and those working directly with the homeless.
This interactive pdf has been linked between its sections and subsections for easy navigation.
Download the ‘Homelessness and End of Life Care’ information pack
The National End of Life Care Programme has published a practical guide to support hostel staff in ensuring that people nearing the end of their life receive high quality end of life care. To view this guide visit the National End of Life Care Programme website.
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