Coach4Care

Coach4Care allows friends and family who are supporting someone who is dying to access the care and support they need, through the role of a coach. The coach is someone who is going through, or has been through, the same experience of caring for a dying person. This coach would assist those supporting a loved one by coaching them to develop effective ways of coping with negative experiences and find positive strategies to build resilience and well-being. The aim would be for the coaches to receive training to become coaches of other carers to build on their own knowledge and create a better ending for both the carer and the dying person. The service would also link to health professionals to explore how information and support can be better provided to those who are supporting someone at the end of their life.

Are you a carer, ex-carer, or spend a few hours or more a week caring for someone you love?
The Innovation Unit is working with St Christopher’s Hospice to research how carers and supporters of a person who is dying can be better supported at the end of life. They are looking for carers or ex-carers to attend the following workshops and help them shape the new service:

26th of October between 10.00 and 12.30 at St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London, SE26 6DZ

This workshop will involve testing and developing coaching tools that ex-carers can use to help other carers. In this workshop we will be presenting you with a first draft of these tools, getting you to try them out and then seeing if we have got them right! You will be able to change and adapt existing tools and create new ones.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided!

 

6th of November between 10.00 and 12.30 at St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London, SE26 6DZ

The workshop will involve designing the customer journey through the service and detailing how it would work in practice. This will build on previous workshops and will bring together existing ideas as well as adding new ones.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided!