End of Life

If you are caring for someone who is in the last stages of life, or who may be soon, the booklet ‘What to expect when someone important to you is dying’ might be of use to you as a carer and can be downloaded for families.

Skills for Care, Skills for health and the National Council for Palliative Care have together developed a training pack called ‘Working together: Improving end of life care through better integration’ has been developed to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of working together to support people at the end of their lives.

Other useful websites include:  The National Council for Palliative care  http://www.ncpc.org.uk/             

DCC web pages on End of Life planning ( includes web addresses for all Devon Hospices)


Please discuss the use of hospice courses with your manager before booking and make use of their free downloads.

If you support people living with dementia, you might be interested in the SCIE pages End of Life Care in Dementia