"Are you Dying to be heard? We are Dying to listen"
Throughout Dying Matters we will: deliver two workshops open to staff, volunteers, health and social care providers, other third sector organisations and the wider community. The first of these will focus on "Margaret's story" This film and training is aimed to provide education and increase awareness of learning disabilities. It wiill allow people to think about their individual roles and how they offer support to individuals with a learning disability. This training will ensure that when we next meet a person like Margaret we understand what we can do within our organisation and individual role to ensure they are receiving the best possible care and support.
The second workshop will focus on active listening skills and in particular "hearing" conversations around death and grief. This workshop will be available for and inm partnership with people with Learning Disabilities.
Thirdly we will reach out to people to people from hard to reach groups and invite them to meet with us and explore their palliative and bereavement needs. We will use their feedback to develop our service and ensure equality of access to our services.
We want to ensure hard to reach groups have a voice and we are listening. Our aim is to ensure that all groups of people have equal opportunities to be heard and to empower them to know how to respond when others want to talk about death or grief.
In addition to the above we are committed to launching our easy read information regarding HHWC, our services and how to access them. We are developing our website and easy read information will be available. We will also ensure that we clearly identify that we are a safe zone for hard to reach groups.
We will share Dying Matters and HHWC information throughout the week with the community of West Cumbria.