The content and key messages on this page have been developed in collaboration with clinicians, campaigners, people accessing palliative care, and their caregivers. You can use this content in your social media and as part of your World Hospice and Palliative Care Day activities.
WHPCA would love to hear about any projects that are working to create equity in access to palliative care for people living with physical or intellectual impairment. Please share them with us by contacting our Communications Manager.
This section was provided by Gemma Allen and Prof Irene Tuffrey-Wijne who chairs the Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities Network www.pcpld.org
They have worked hard over the past year to draw attention to the needs of this population, mostly through hosting a series of monthly webinars, all of which are available on this YouTube channel
Gemma Allen who is the Inclusion and Diversity Lead at St Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge, UK has written this interesting article for ehospice on how creative workshops for people with intellectual disabilities help them explore feelings of loss. Read it here.
You can also sign up for the Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities Annual Conference in September here.