Opportunity to join Voices4Care and shape palliative care
‘It just gives you the confidence and it’s amazing… it has definitely changed my life’
‘…it has informed me that I can now have the courage to go out and do something about it’
The meaningful involvement of people with a life-limiting illness/palliative care needs (service users), their carers and communities is a core priority for All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC).
Voices4Care was set up in 2013 and this group of people is central to this engagement.
Membership of Voices4Care is now (January 2019) being renewed and we are looking for new volunteers. Joining will give you the chance to be part of something that can make a real difference, and influence palliative care education, research, policy and practice.
Members have opportunities to influence the work of AIIHPC and the wider palliative care arena across health and social care in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Voices4Care members from across the island of Ireland are:
- People with a life-limiting illness / palliative care needs,
- Carers or former carers of people with palliative care needs,
- People from the wider community interested in palliative care.
As part of the palliative care programme in Northern Ireland – Palliative Care in Partnership – their voice is central to the design and development of palliative care, as the service user and carer group in this structure. The service user and carer voice is also informing and influencing palliative care in the Republic of Ireland, for example, through involvement with the National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care.
If you would like to contact someone directly, please email Brendan O’Hara, Programme Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively call +353 (0) 1 491 2948.