The Grampians Region Palliative Care Consortium, engaged the services of Uniting Ballarat who provided a project worker to develop a sustainable model that would build capacity of disability residential services staff in the Grampians region, in order to provide a Palliative Approach to residents in their care.  Broad aims of the project were:

  • 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 residential services
  • Encouraging disability residential services to implement advance care planning and end of life care for residents in their care.
  • People living in disability residential services are supported to be cared for and die in their place of choice.

The project model is ready to commence a trial with Disability Residential Services when a resident requires a palliative approach to care, and includes the following documents:DRS image1

More information for Disability Residential Services staff see also:

Talking End of Life …..with people with intellectual disability – this is an online toolkit with training modules for disability support workers, families, carers, health professionals and educators.