Homeward Bound - Educational resources

We have worked in partnership with NHS EnglandPancreatic Cancer UK, Leeds NHS Teaching Trust Palliative Care Team and St Giles Hospice to share Lesley and Seth’s story and develop a suite of educational resources and learning units.

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Buy nowThe End of Life Care Core Skills Education and Training Framework was released this year and is now available to download via the Skills for Health website.


You can download these educational resources to supplement the Homeward Bound video via the links below.

About these resources and how they can be used

Homeward Bound is a play written by playwright Brian Daniels to share the true story of Lesley and Seth Goodburn (played by Brian Daniels and Sophie Turner).

The play has been written to give people especially health and social care professionals, the opportunity to reflect on the importance of compassionate person and family centred care at the end of life and to help individuals to understand how little things mean a lot to the person who is dying and to their family.

The workbook includes four learning units which are designed to be used as standalone units and collectively they make up a comprehensive learning resource.

These educational resources which are aligned to the National HEE core competencies can provide a catalyst for learning in a variety of different ways including individuals self-learning, or as an educational package for lecture practitioners, educators, and trainers.

These resources could be used for example in the context of

  • Group learning via a study day
  • Work based learning
  • Taught sessions
  • Part of a learning module on End of Life Care (EoLC)
  • Short ward based teaching session
  • Short burst sessions within induction training - delivering compassionate care
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Leadership programmes- focused training sessions on EoLC
  • Professional groups

Who can benefit from these learning resources?

These resources will benefit all of the professional groups outlined in the End of Life Care Core Skills Education and Training Framework (2016).

If you are a palliative care educator this resource will provide you with a comprehensive resource to support learning or as an individual access to open learning and reflective practice to support revalidation.

To buy the workbook and DVD (£44.00), please visit our online shop.

For information on the play* and to book, please click here.

*Homeward Bound was written as a stage play and adapted for film by Brian Daniels.  

Brian has also written and adapted 'Don't Leave Me Now' a play about early onset dementia and 'Bounce Back Boy' about young people and palliative care.

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