Community Development Conference - Each community is prepared to help

Event type: 
18 July 2016

The programme for the day can be found HERE 

The presentations from the day can be found HERE


Venue: St Christopher's Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London SE26 6DZ

This one day conference ran as a partnership between:

  • Public Health and Palliative Care International (UK Branch)
  • The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC)
  • Hospice UK
  • St Christopher's Hospice  

Key Speakers
Professor Debbie Horsfall -  University of Western Sydney
Professor Allan Kellehear - Academic Director, DHEZ Health and Wellbeing Centre and 50th Anniversary Professor (End-of-Life Care), University of Bradford

Aims and Objectives

  • be the first to hear about new expert guidance supporting strand six of the Ambitions framework for palliative and end of life care, 'each community is prepared to help'
  • evaluation from the Dying Well Community Charter Pathfinders
  • hear about the practical experience and work of the Dying Well Community Charter Pathfinders
  • learn about how to start a new public health project in your setting
  • understand how to evaluate or conduct formal research on your project
  • hear about which cities are initiating the Compassionate City Charter and how
  • learn from the experience and work of the Dying Well Community Charter pathfinders
  • hear about progress with the Cabinet Office and Hospice UK's social action at the end of life work
  • hear about cutting edge research in the new public health field

Who should come?

  • Practitioners, commissioners, academics, policy makers, people making a difference in their community, and all those who want to understand how community development will improve end of life care
  • Anyone interested in new public health approaches and community development in health and social care
Workshop options
  • Practical evaluation of new public health projects
  • Researching new public health approaches 
  • Where to begin? Starting a new public health project