On behalf of everyone at St Christopher’s Hospice may I say a huge thank you to The Pedder Group for supporting our Learning Hub Campaign. Your support has helped us to raise over £6.2 million of our £6.5 million target, which is truly astounding. We are delighted that our vision to transform end of life care through education has struck a chord with so many people.
Over the past few months we have been developing our plans for the education programme within the Learning Hub, particularly around pioneering new training to family members and carers so they are empowered to support someone at home. This will include teaching practical care skills in our new Skills Lab- such as how to wash, turn and feed someone safely- and how to recognise and manage common symptoms at home. We will also teach volunteers with care experience how to train others, so they can visit carers and patients at home and share their knowledge directly to where it is most needed.