No Barriers Here© works with and alongside communities who experience health inequalities 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 inequality accessing palliative and end of life care. It was originally co-produced in 2019 and explores the use of arts approaches to create and support conversations about what matters most to people.
Guided through a series of distinctive workshops people share their choices and wishes using arts-based methods such as collage, textiles and weaving to create distintive and truly personalised advance care plans.
We believe that everyone should 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 these are, support you in your decision making and they are much more likely to happen.
People who experience disparity accessing palliative and end of care often do not have the opportunity to plan for the end of life. This is due to systematic barriers, socio-economic factors and a lack of confidence from healthcare professionals amongst other reasons people may not access care.
No Barriers Here© works in co-production with underserved communities, creating safe and inclusive places within the community for early conversations about planning ahead for the end of life. We use arts-based methods for a series of group workshops, creating a less verbal yet more equitable approach to advance care planning.