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Building and sustaining compassionate communities

27th November

£30.00

The role of the Churches in supporting people with end of life matters

When faced with the reality of deteriorating health, caring responsibilities, death or bereavement, people need many things from the NHS and other formal services, and from their friends, families and communities.

Though health and social care services play an important role, they are only part of the picture.  Education, workplace culture, family networks, the media, community support and access to information all play an important role in shaping people’s lives.

Churches and faith communities have a presence in nearly every area of Scotland and can offer support to those of faith or none. This conference will focus on how faith communities take an active part in developing approaches to support members of their congregations in all aspects of end of life – planning, spiritual care, support for the dying and the bereaved.  The conference will explore examples of existing work and provide practical approaches and resources which churches can use.

WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2019

VENUE – Methodist Hall, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX

Programme

10.00   Arrive and coffee

10.30   Welcome and introductions to the day –

                        Iain Whyte (CoS Guild) and Maureen O’Neill (FiOP)

10.45   Why we all need to take action on end of life issues

                        Mark Hazelwood – Scottish Partnership on Palliative Care

11.05   Resourcing clergy to have confident conversations

                        Rev Canon Dr Marion Chatterley

11.25   Spiritual Care Planning – Rev Cheryl McKellar-Young

11.45   15 MINUTE BREAK

12.00   ‘Nurturing compassionate communities relating to death, dying, loss and care”

                        Rebecca Patterson and Robert Peacock – Good life; Good Death; Good Grief

12.20   Bridging the gap – building relationships between communities and hospices

                        Richard Meade – Marie Curie

12.40   Panel discussion with the morning speakers

 1.00     LUNCH

 1.45     Examples of good practice

            Compassionate Communities Toolkit – Rebecca Patterson and Robert Peacock

            Practical Planning – Gerry Davis, Caesar Howie

2.30     Roundtable discussion groups

            Ideas, ways of overcoming barriers, practical action

3.30     Conclusions

Feedback – 1 key concept per group (we will gather all ideas)

4.00     Depart

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Organiser

Faith in Older People
Phone:
0131 346 7981
Email:
info@fiop.org.uk
Website:
www.faithinolderpeople.org.uk

Venue

Methodist Halls
25 Nicholson Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9BX United Kingdom
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