The Grampians Region Palliative Care Consortium, 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.

During the first half of 2018 the Grampians Region Disability Palliative Care Project Worker has worked on developing 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.

The project model that has been developed is now going through an endorsement process before commencing a trial with Disability Residential Services when a resident requires a palliative approach to care.

Grampians Region Disability Palliative Care Project Worker:-
Position currently vacant.

Contact us for a progress report on this project.