Bluebird Care Petersfield support Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016

Bluebird Care Petersfield is supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016, which runs from 9-15 May 2016.

22/05/2019

Bluebird Care Petersfield is supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016, which runs from 9-15 May 2016.

Bluebird Care Petersfield is supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016, which runs from 9-15 May 2016.

The theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016 is ‘The Big Conversation’, and we will be encouraging the public to talk to each other about dying, death and bereavement, because "Talking about dying won't make it happen!"

Every minute someone in the UK passes away, but many of us still do not feel comfortable talking about dying. Talking more openly about dying can help you to make the most of life and to support loved ones.

The campaign advises having a conversation with your loved ones about the practical steps that can be taken to put any final wishes in place, as well as how to spread the message through our communities of the importance of discussing what we want at the end of our lives.
 
Commenting, Robert Fielder, Business Manager said:
 
“Having a conversation about dying, death and bereavement is in everyone’s interests as it can help ensure that all of us can get the care and support we want, where we want it, at the end of our lives. Through being more confident in having difficult conversations such as these, we can make a big difference.  For this reason, we have invested finance and time into our management team through the Golden Standards Framework - end of life care at home program. Our management team now have the training and resources to upskill the care team, to ensure that we provide the highest quality care and support of our clients in the later stages of their lives.”
Bluebird Care Petersfield provides monthly community awareness sessions through the Petersfield Carers HUB and the Liphook Market.  To support Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016, Bluebird Care Petersfield will be providing information and guidance to those attending these events.

Event details:
  1. Carers HUB -  Petersfield Methodist Church, Station Road, Petersfield; May 3rd, 10.00-16.00
  2. Liphook Market - The Millennium Centre, 2-10 Ontario Way, Liphook; May 21st,  10.00-14.00
Visit the Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016 website, for more information on how you can get involved.