Dr Nicola White and Dr Sarah Yardley are researchers at University College London.

Research evidence shows that it is often people who are less financially well-off, live a long way from a hospice, are part of a minority ethnic group, or identify as being from another community that has been disadvantaged who are less likely to receive hospice care.

Nicola and Sarah are developing a research study proposal to understand how hospice services can be re-designed to make them more accessible and better able to meet the needs of everyone regardless of their background, culture or other characteristics.

They are looking for:

They are looking for people who identify as being part of one or more communities who are less likely to use hospice care (going to a hospice for palliative care, or having someone from a hospice visit them at home).

Expected commitment:

Nicola and Sarah would like to find up to 3 people to attend a 90 minute online meeting ASAP (ideally before 15th September), with a plan for up to two further 60 minute online meetings later this year. They are applying for specific funding to pay for the time this will take.

If the study proposal is accepted then there will be further opportunities to work with them as they carry out the research.

Commitment to inclusion:

Please contact them to discuss any needs you might have, and they will do their best to accommodate you.

Closing date to apply: 31st December 2023

If you apply for this study please let the organisers know that you saw it advertised by Shaping Our Lives. Thank you!

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