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Community Engagement Resource
Community Engagement Resource


Background About This Free Resource

Public awareness initiatives in end of life care are being promoted nationally and internationally. In the United Kingdom (UK) this approach is integral to national end of life care strategies. National programmes of work are complemented by local initiatives, engaging with different sectors of the population.

Over the past 5 years a number of programmes have been involved in work to expand the impact of community engagement around public awareness of end of life issues across the Northwest. Independently we have moved this awareness forward.
Collectively, we have now reviewed our experiences and have collated our learning to develop this resource which we hope may be of interest to individuals and organisations seeking to undertake public awareness work in this area.

A stakeholder event was held in November 2012 which brought together key individuals who have already been involved in community engagement in their locality across the north west of England in order to share our experiences of this work, develop material for this resource and explore the development of collaborative work for the future. Funding for this Knowledge Exchange Project came from Lancaster University’s Faculty of Health and Medicine in a collaboration with The Conversations for Life Programme social enterprise to further develop and support the evidence base for effective approaches to community engagement around end of life conversations and care.

To view the short film clips below, click on the selected video. Your browser will open a new window. Simply close this window to return to the resource.

This resource was developed following the one-day event and is a snapshot in time.
We would encourage you to go to the project leads and/or their organisations directly as listed in the project overviews for further information. (Given significant role transitions during the course of this project, all titles were valid as of November 2012 and contact details have been updated as of May 2013). For any comments on the resource overall, please contact Katherine Froggatt or Mary Matthiesen directly.