Greenwich HOSPICE seeks ‘Older & Wiser’ volunteers to deliver person-centred support

Chris Martin Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice volunteer discussing ACP with Derek Wilding a day care patient

Chris Martin Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice volunteer discussing ACP with Derek Wilding a day care patient

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Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice has launched an Advance Care Planning (ACP) volunteer project to support people at the end of life in Greenwich to make their own unique care plans for the future.

An ACP is a statement of personal wishes and preferences and can be about anything to do with future care. It can cover any priorities or preferences that people want to include, such as how they might want their religious or spiritual beliefs to be reflected in care and concerns or solutions about practical issues such as who will look after their dog should they become ill.

The ACP volunteers will visit people up to four times over a one month period in their homes to support them to produce an ACP.

Full training & support will be provided.

• TO FIND OUT MORE contact the ACP Volunteer Project Coordinator Wendy Clay on email wendyclay@gbch.org.uk , telephone 020 8320 5812 or visit the website www.communityhospice.org.uk .

• The ACP volunteer project, funded by Comic Relief, is a new initiative run by the Greenwich Care Partnership (GCP), an integrated community-based service led by Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, for people with life-limiting illnesses; it provides care coordination, nursing and personal care to dying people at home.  www.communityhospice.org.uk/greenwich-care-partnership-services .

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