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Six Steps + Programme


What is the Six Steps + Programme?

St Luke’s Plymouth has adapted the original Six Steps training programme, which started in Cumbria,  to the Six Steps + Programme, which is now a continuous quality improvement programme for care homes , nursing homes and domiciliary agencies.

We recognise that most people do not die in the hospice and that the majority of end of life care is delivered in other settings. As a hospice we are committed to supporting others to care for people at end of life, through education and training and helping organisations have the right policies in place to deliver best care.

The work we do within the Six Steps + programme with care homes and other organisations, supports our Hospice without Walls vision and we view our Six Steps + organisations as valuable partners in the delivery of end of life care.

To date 68 organisations and 118 individuals are registered on the programme

To find out more watch this short video clip & see the powerpoint here


To view a list of organisations who have successfully completed our Six Steps + Programme please click here

Resources for EoL Champions - Please Click Here

Following a EOL Link forum, EOL Champions stated they would like a practical resource web page where they could go to download resources. In response to this request the following pages have been created. The resources are indexed in the format of the Six Steps +  eg you will find ACP leaflets in Step 1 etc. We hope you find the pages useful and would welcome your feedback, please email with any comments.

Resources for Getting it Right at EoL Care - Please Click Here

The resources on these pages contain the handouts and documents for the various workshops.

What Outcomes are Being Achieved?

Please click the links below to see the outcomes of the St Luke's Six Steps + Programme, and to see information on how you can implement your own Six Steps + Programme in your area.

Contact Us


Tel: 01752 964250

St Luke's Hospice Education Team
Units 3-5 Brooklands
Budshead Road