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Barnsley Council: Collaborative working with the voluntary and community sector to improve individual experiences at the end of life

In Barnsley, South Yorkshire, a Macmillan Social Worker is employed by Barnsley Council to sit within the multidisciplinary team of clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists and dieticians to provide expert support for people in need of complex palliative care and support at end of life. This case study forms part of our end of life care guide for councils. This case study forms part of our end of life care guide for councils.

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council: my home life

Dedicated training for staff in Care Homes, residential and nursing, to promote and embed improved End of Life Care. This case study forms part of our end of life care guide for councils.

Kent County Council: county-wide End of Life Care guide and directory

Kent County Council has produced a major guide to the development of end of life care in the county.  It sets out from a council perspective the wide-ranging partnership work involved in end of life care. It relates this work to the Ambitions partnership goals. This case study forms part of our end of life care guide for councils.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich: Partnership Working across the borough

There is strong partnership working in Greenwich to develop and improve the local offer. The overall objective is that people at the end of their lives and their families can be well supported and their outcomes improved through care and support that is integrated around the individual. This case study forms part of our end of life care guide for councils.

London Borough of Lambeth: Advance care planning – a community approach

Lambeth Advance Care Planning Consortium, an open network of statutory and voluntary sector organisations promoting the importance of recording future care and treatment wishes, is dedicated to ensuring everyone across the borough has the opportunity to make an advance care plan. This case study forms part of our end of life care guide for councils.

Havering Council - Children and young people: mental health training and support for schools

Bringing together partners to support a whole school approach to mental health and the development of an online resource setting out information on mental health and suicide prevention training and support for schools. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.

East Sussex County Council access to means: a design-led approach

Bringing together a large and diverse group of stakeholders to understand the challenges posed by their particular site and draw up a community action plan. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.

Champs public health collaborative working with the media: World Suicide Prevention Day workshop

Working across nine councils and with Samaritans to improve media reporting through hosting a high profile suicide prevention event. Council collaborative comprised of the nine councils across Cheshire and Merseyside: Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Liverpool, Wirral, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington councils. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.

Kirkless Council - Reducing risk in men: aligning local services to reduce risk in men

Working with local community groups and partners to offer a range of services for men outside of the clinical setting. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.

Devon County Council - Access to means: Devon Bridges

Using engineering and designing infrastructure as way to prevent suicide. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.