The Grampians Region Palliative Care Consortium, have engaged the services of Uniting Ballarat to develop a model that will build capacity of disability residential services staff in the Grampians region, in order to improve end of life care for residents residing in shared supported accommodation.

The Grampians Region Disability Palliative Care Project Worker is required to develop a sustainable model to assist in providing a regional, coordinated and integrated approach to build capacity of disability residential services staff in the Grampians region, in order for staff to provide a Palliative Approach to residents in their care.  Broad aims of the project are:

  • Building skills and confidence of disability staff to provide a palliative approach as part of their everyday work
  • Developing consistency of palliative care in disability accommodation services
  • Encouraging disability accommodation services to implement advance care planning and end of life care for residents in their care.
  • People living in disability accommodation services are supported to be cared for and die in their place of choice.

Grampians Region Disability Palliative Care Project Worker:-
Kathy Steenhuis
Email: ksteenhuis@vt.uniting.org

Contact us for a progress report on this project.