Tackling Inequalities Award

NOTE: The closing date for the Hospice UK Awards has now passed. We'll be announcing our winners on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 at the conference dinner.

Hospice UK Awards 2017
Evidence from bodies such as the Care Quality Commission shows that people from certain groups in society sometimes experience poorer quality care at the end of their lives because their needs are not always fully understood or considered.  People may be less likely to receive good care because of age, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or social circumstance.

General criteria and guidance

  1. Unless otherwise stated, Innovation entries will consist of an introductory statement of 650 characters (including spaces) followed by a statement of no more than 3,500 characters (including spaces), as to why the entrant feels his or her organisation/project should win. The statement should be based on the information outlined below. Entrants may also submit supporting information such as relevant literature, media coverage, etc. Extra info should be e-mailed separately to grants@hospiceuk.org clearly identifying which entry it refers to.
  2. Each entry will be judged by a panel appointed by Hospice UK.
  3. Each category will have a winner, with no runners up.
  4. Members and Subscribers of Hospice UK are eligible to enter, with the exception of the Towergate Hospice Team of the Year Award, which is only open to member hospices. The Dying Matters Award is open to those who registered an event in England, Wales (via Byw Nawr) and Northern Ireland.
  5. No one employed by Hospice UK may enter the awards.
  6. Projects should have been initiated or be completed during the twelve month period up to the end of August 2018.
  7. By entering these awards, entrants agree to work with Hospice UK to develop a case study about their project which can be shared with other hospices.
  8. In certain circumstances, if the standard of entries is considered not high enough, the judges may elect not to make a particular award.
  9. The closing date for entries in all categories is 14 September 2018.
  10. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence can be entered into.

Suggested information to include in your Tackling Inequalities entry

  • How does you project promote equality, diversity and inclusion?
  • Demonstrate how people from the community group have been involved in the project from its conception onwards
  • Provide evidence of outcomes and the impact on care for patients  and those close to them
  • How does the project enable personalised care?
  • How does the approach embed sustainability?
  • Can the model be replicated by others?

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