Homelessness and palliative care

Homelessness forum

Palliative Care NSW will be hosting forums throughout NSW in 2022 to explore the experiences of homelessness and palliative care, as part of a National Project funded by Palliative Care Australia. We’ll be focusing on the barriers that inhibit, or prevent access to, palliative care by those experiencing homelessness.

We would particularly like representation at the forum from health professionals in the following sectors:

  • Paramedics – working in areas with people who are homeless, or in overcrowded housing or insecure housing
  • Emergency department clinicians – working in hospitals with people who are homeless, or in overcrowded housing or insecure housing
  • Palliative care clinicians/nurses/volunteers – working in hospital or community settings with people who are homeless, or in overcrowded housing or insecure housing
  • Healthcare workers across Greater Sydney region – working in areas with people who are homeless, or in overcrowded housing or insecure housing

Our first forum has been held in Sydney. We also intend to conduct future research that focuses on regional NSW.

If you or your organisation have an interest in this field we welcome your input. We are seeking diverse perspectives, so even if you have minimal experience in this sector but have an interest in learning more, or contributing please, get in touch

Useful links and reports

Parity Vol32 -06, The Last Mile of the Way. Homelessness: Death and dying

Article: Caregiving at the margins

Report: Homelessness, death and dying

Film: Homelessness and palliative care

Report: Exploratory Analysis of Barriers to Palliative Care – an issues report on people experiencing homelessness

Articles and information

Homeless and vulnerable people set to benefit from new service across Dudley (UK)

Homeless and vulnerable people set to benefit from new service across Dudley (UK)

25 January 22

A hospice in the Black Country has been handed funding to rollout a project to “make a real difference” to homeless people and other vulnerable people. The Mary Stevens Hospice, based in Stourbridge, will set up the project across the Dudley borough with support services and other organisations. The service aims to identify and support […]

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How can we improve equity of care?
Palliative Care

How can we improve equity of care?

13 January 22

For most people, when asked where they would like to be cared for and to spend their last days, their wish is to be at ‘home’. Home means so much more than just the physical structure you live in; it’s a place of emotional support, safety, shelter. A place to retreat to at the end […]

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Homeless and vulnerable people set to benefit from new service across Dudley (UK)

Homeless and vulnerable people set to benefit from new service across Dudley (UK)

25 January 22

A hospice in the Black Country has been handed funding to rollout a project to “make a real difference” to homeless people and other vulnerable people. The Mary Stevens Hospice, based in Stourbridge, will set up the project across the Dudley borough with support services and other organisations. The service aims to identify and support […]

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How can we improve equity of care?
Palliative Care

How can we improve equity of care?

13 January 22

For most people, when asked where they would like to be cared for and to spend their last days, their wish is to be at ‘home’. Home means so much more than just the physical structure you live in; it’s a place of emotional support, safety, shelter. A place to retreat to at the end […]

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