Working towards Patients Included - funded places at Hospice UK’s national conference 2019.

Hospice UK's National Conference is working towards Patients Included; a charter encouraging patients and people to share and learn from experience at conferences. Hospice UK is pleased to offer a number of grants to cover the cost of travel and accommodation.

See the criteria behind the Patients Included initiative

Hospice UK Annual Conference 2014 - delegates chatting in registration hall

Applications open

Applications are open 8 - 21 October 2019.

The conference 'Dying for Change: Evolution and Revolution in Palliative Care' takes place at ACC Liverpool 20 - 22 November 2019.

This is Hospice UK's flagship event, bringing together everyone involved in leading hospice, palliative and end of life care for adults, children and young people. The conference is packed with stimulating and very practical plenary and parallel sessions, drawing on the experiences of high profile keynote speakers, as well as services which are implementing innovative new ways of working, developing fruitful new partnerships, and maximising their existing resources.

You can apply to attend the conference for one or more days. The programme will help guide your choice.

Who is eligible to apply for funding?

Funding is available for people with life-limiting conditions, people who are bereaved, carers and former carers. A delegate may only make one application for funding. A minimum of two grants are to be provided to cover travel and accommodation

Priority will be given to those attending conference for the first time.
Applicants do not have to be members of Hospice UK.

How much funding is available?

We are offering a minimum of two grants and may be able to offer more, depending on the costs required by successful applicants.

What does the funding cover?

Funding will cover travel and accommodation. Registration fees are waived and delegate places are offered free of charge.

Our website includes information about the conference venue and how to reach it as well as details of local accommodation.

What is the process?

We ask you to complete a simple application form which contains three short questions. (We will also ask successful applicants to complete an evaluation form at the event and this, together with the information you provide on the application form, will help us to ensure that future grants programmes like this are inclusive.

The form will ask for your name, telephone number, email and address and these will be stored according to our privacy statement.

If we receive more successful applications than available funding, the date of application as well as the applicants' answers, will determine who receives funding.

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