At Overgate Hospice we recognise that education is a key component of professional care. We aim to equip healthcare professionals with the required knowledge to improve the palliative care services of the future. 

The Hospice is committed to community engagement in Calderdale through education and communication, with the aim of ensuring everyone affected by life-limiting illnesses receive quality care wherever they are. To this end, the Hospice provides a diverse programme of evidence and practice-based education. Courses offered are designed to attract professionals from different disciplines and are promoted widely to community health and social care professionals and delivered across various sites.

Some of the fantastic education and training we have provided include:

The Horizon Group

The Horizon Group was established working with Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Calderdale Council and the Calderdale Council of Mosques was to address the low take-up of end-of-life care services by Calderdale residents of South Asian background.  As part of the project, three information events were held in partnership with the Council of Mosques at the Madni Mosque in Halifax with over 250 people attending. The shared project was submitted to the national Skills for Care 2018 awards where it was one of three finalists.  It was highly commended in the “Most effective approach to integrated new models of care” category. 

End of Life Care Champions

 In collaboration with the End-of-Life Care Facilitator from the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, we have developed an ‘End-of-Life Care Champions’ programme.
The programme is designed to develop the confidence and skills of professionals in community roles who care for and support patients in the last year of life and has been extremely success throughout Calderdale.

See below for all upcoming session dates – please just contact to book your place. 

Care Home Sessions

The Education team have several learning and development sessions for care home staff throughout the year. These feature: mouthcare, advance care planning, bereavement, palliative care and more. Many of these sessions have set dates (see below) but if your care home would like to book our Education team for advance care planning and/or mouthcare sessions please just contact us! Our aim is to work in partnership with you and your staff to help provide the very best end-of-life care for your residents.

Calderdale and Kirklees 2024 Education Directory