Supporting carers in diverse communities

Online event
Thursday, 12 November 2020
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Joanna Bedford, Carers Service Coordinator, St Joseph's Hospice
  • Inclusion & Diversity

In this IIL Inclusion and Diversity webinar, Joanna Bedford will talk about the challenges faced by unpaid carers and the support and care St Joseph’s provides to families in East London, in three of London’s most diverse inner-city boroughs.

The webinar aims to highlight the challenges that carers of end-of-life patients face to better prepare members who may meet this personal challenge and create insight for their colleagues in ways to support both the carers and patients, within the context of diverse communities.

On a practical level, the St Joseph’s Hospice Carers’ Service model can hopefully inspire interaction with existing carer networks within the insurance market. During the seminar, we will hear stories from carers in the market and local communities with direct experience of the value such networks can offer.

St Joseph’s Hospice is a vital and life-affirming charity in East London (The City, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets), with a valuable set of resources for those living in its localities. It welcomes and provides opportunities for strategic engagement and volunteering with firms who are in a position to provide charitable funding and donate time to continue delivering this important service, in the current challenging climate

By the end of this webinar members would have gained an insight into:

  • The role of hospice care in supporting both patients and carers
  • The value of carer networks
  • How carer networks can engage with hospices to support staff

Due to the interactivity of the event, places are limited (100 places) and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Booking information:

You will be sent a confirmation email shortly after booking. If you have not received this within one hour, please contact Patricia Pedraza (020 7397 3911).

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