Homelessness is people who are rough sleeping, living in a hostel, supported living accommodation, sofa surfing or other tenuous and difficult circumstances. People living in such circumstances often have complex physical and mental health needs; some have drug and alcohol dependencies. Many die at a much younger age than the average population and often do not access good palliative and end of life care. This role is for a health and social care professional to support this client group.
St. Luke’s homelessness and end of life care project exists to provide support and care for homeless people who may have a palliative diagnosis, or are nearing end of life.
The role will be based at St. Luke’s Hospice, Winsford but will also involve some working from home. The support worker will be expected to work across both Cheshire East and West local authority. Working closely with the project Lead, the project support worker will provide support for staff working alongside palliative homeless individuals. Typically, these will include hostel staff and support workers from tenancy supported accommodations. The role will also include working with social workers, Macmillan nurses, GP practices, hospital wards, discharge teams and community services.
There will be an expectation of the post holder to provide some teaching/training within hostels and other locations as the need arises.
The support worker will harness existing services which provide palliative and end of life support, but will also be creative when these services do not fit the client group.
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to call Alison Colclough for an informal discussion about this role on 07906 816728
Closing date: 22 February 2019