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Case Study: Cumbria Conversations for Life

Our lead programme, Conversations for Life, was delivered with cross-sector support in collaboration with NHS Cumbria. This was the first NHS funded, community-wide initiative to raise awareness and educate people around the need for end of life conversations while healthy, in order to influence our future care.

In only 9 months…

  • 1 cross-sector steering group representing NHS, County Council, Age Concern and Local Hospices was established.
  • 8 people told their stories (via DVD)
  • local press and radio interviews reached more than 200,000 with positive stories.
  • 1 designated website was launched linking hundreds of organisations and resources
  • 12 workshops were delivered in 6 localities across the region.

In only 3 months since the programme launch…

  • 3000 visits were received on the website
  • 100 participants (family members, carers, health and social care professionals) attended a 3 hour workshop in 6 localities across the county.
  • 89.5% responded that they were very likely to implement their new knowledge
  • And 97.5% would recommend the workshop to others
  • 200 DVD’s were distributed to health and social care professionals
  • Facilitator workshops have since been developed and materials available under www.conversationsforlife.co.uk
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