No Barriers Here© works with and alongside communities who experience health inequity and structural vulnerability to address systematic barriers and share our learning with healthcare professionals, stakeholders and providers to improve palliative and end of life care for all.
No Barriers Here is a unique and innovative approach to advance care planning for people and communities who experience inequity accessing palliative and end of life care. It was originally co-produced with people with learning disabilities in 2019 and uses arts-based methods to support people to think about advance care planning, whilst ensuring the process is inclusive and accessible. Many people who are marginalised often do not have the opportunity to plan for the end of life. This may be due to systematic barriers, socio-economic factors or a lack of confidence from healthcare professionals. We believe that everyone has the right to receive equitable palliative and end of life care. If you plan ahead and share your wishes for the end of life, it is much more likely that people will understand what matters most and support you in your decision making.
Since 2019, we have worked in co-production with underserved communities as part of No Barriers Here, creating safe and inclusive places within the community for a less verbal yet more equitable approach to advance care planning.