The aim of this objective is to ensure that the collective will across the city delivers the aims of the Compassionate City Charter for End of Life. This requires a co-ordinated effort from all sectors to improve the lives of those who are dying or experiencing loss, death and bereavement.
The charters objectives will be delivered through a city wide End of Life Compassionate Network which will have leads who are linked to charter action groups that will implement the Compassionate City Action plan, using the Compassionate City Charter as a framework. This network will be hosted by Plymouth City Council and administered by St Luke’s, lead by the different section leads/organisations in the city and surrounding areas.
There will be a Compassionate City Charter End of Life Steering group who will review the activities and progress of the network to promote engagement and support from across all sectors of the city.
The network will;
Raise public awareness of the issues around death and dying including those from diverse communities so every can make better-informed decisions on what can be done to help each other and themselves nearing the end of their lives.
Build emotional resilience in our communities by developing and encouraging our communities’ ability to talk about death, dying and bereavement giving everyone the best chance to die well and have a normal grieving process reducing the risk of negative long term impacts on mental and physical health due to isolation, anxiety for those who are experiencing loss and bereavement.
Increase compassion at end life through developing self-sustaining voluntary compassionate networks so people, colleagues, families and communities are better supported in practical, emotional and empathetic ways. To support those who are dying in our communities so they can die in a place of their choosing.