Objectives: By the end of the session the Care Home Representative will be able to: • Identify the National, Regional and Local end of life care drivers • Understand the programme • Commence the audit process • Have an understanding of their role and responsibilities • Commence an End of Life Care Policy. It is recommended that Care Home Managers are invited to Induction Workshops alongside the Care Home Representative to gain an understanding of the programme content and the support that will be required to implement change.  Supporting Documents: Attendance register   This basic register can be used at any events and workshops to keepRead More →

This will be the last time the Care Home Representatives meet in the workshop forum.  A requirement of the workshop is to present their Care Home End of Life Policy which they have been developing.  It would be encouraged to support the Care Home Representative to present formally to the group to prepare them in their role as Care Home End of Life Care Champion, which may involve presenting information back to their colleagues or delivering training sessions. You may wish to include an award ceremony at the workshop to acknowledge the achievements of the Care Home Representatives and their transgression to Care Home End of Life CareRead More →

The Presentation Library has now moved to the Facilitator Forum.     The presentations are located in the Six Steps to Success section of the forum which can be acceessed from the front page after logging in.  Here you can access all the presentations as well as share information, ideas and examples of good practice with your colleagues.  If you are not yet registered on the forums please follow this link for instructions on how to gain access.Read More →

Presentations posted by third parties are not governed by the Six Step Authors or Cumbria and Lancashire End of Life Care Network In this section of the website you find out how to access a selection of presentations produced and used by other Six Steps facilitators in their workshops and information events. The presentations have been posted with the agreement to share with other facilitators implementing the Six Step Programme. Follow the links on the right to browse through our selection of presentations kindly submitted by other Six Steps to Success facilitators.  If you have a presentation that you would like to share we would love toRead More →

Recruitment Process: The programme has been primarily developed  for care homes with nursing however, to be inclusive of all care homes the programme can be adapted to suit the individual care setting; ensuring all the set outcomes are met. Discussions with the local multidisciplinary team should take place prior to the programme beginning to ensure care homes have support to meet the programme outcomes. It is suggested you hold an awareness event to introduce the Six Steps to Success Programme. The aim is to invite all care homes, giving consideration on how to manage numbers. Participation criteria has been developed not to limit recruitment but to affirm commitment toRead More →

The Quality Markers and Measures audit allows the care home to monitor how their end of life care delivery fits with the outcomes of the Six Steps to Success Programme and the national End of Life Care Quality Markers and Measures (Department of Health 2009).  Several quality markers and measures audit tools have been developed to allow data collection and analysis. We are interested to hear any of your comments around the new tools and audit guidance.  If you have and feedback or are experiencing any problems with the audit resources please email .  Quality Markers and Measures Audit Individual Tool Guidance  This document provides anRead More →

Throughout the programme the care homes are asked to collect information on the deaths of their residents.  This will help to develop the Six Step to Success Programme and it is important to capture data to demonstrate the effectiveness of the programme and identify the provision of end of life care in relation to nationally recommended end of life care tools.  Several tools have been developed to support the collection and anlalysis of this information. We are interested to hear any of your comments around the new tools and audit guidance. Post Death Information Audit Tool Guidance  This document provides guidance on the completion ofRead More →

The Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Audit has been designed so that data can be collected from the care home representative around their abilities across sixteen key areas of End of Life Care.  This audit should assist in preparing feedback for the care home representative and in developing reports to evaluate the implementation of the Six Steps to Success programme. There are several audit tools which will support collation and analysis of the data. We are interested to hear any of your comments around the new tools and audit guidance. Knowledge, Skills and Confidence Analysis Audit Tool Guidance  This document provides an overview of the Knowledge,Read More →

In this section of the website you will find the guidance and the tools required to undertake the three key audits that run over the course of the Six Steps Programme.  Please click on the title of the audit to access to the audit resources. We are interested to hear any of your comments around the new tools and audit guidance. The Quality Markers and Measures audit allows the care home to monitor how their end of life care delivery fits with the outcomes of the Six Steps to Success Programme and the national End of Life Care Quality Markers and Measures (Department of HealthRead More →

There is no doubt that having a life limiting illness changes your life and has a massive impact on the lives of family members and carers. As your health deteriorates you may find your role within the family changes and you may have to cope with giving up work, loss of independence and financial worries amongst a lot of other things. There are often practical issues to deal with and major decisions to make. Here are a few examples – you can probably think of more: Do I need to move my bed downstairs? Who can take the dog out? How will I manage theRead More →