No Barriers Here© facilitator trainer launches!

The Mary Stevens Hospice is launching a training programme for healthcare professionals following their award winning No Barriers Here© project. No Barriers Here uses a model that adopts a public health approach to palliative care and advance care planning, working alongside communities who experience systematic differences and inequity accessing palliative care services and challenging the barriers that organisations often create.

Gemma Allen, Palliative Care Inclusion and Community Partnerships Lead at The Mary Stevens Hospice and No Barriers Here© Project Lead, said

“The attributes of the No Barriers Here© model is proving to be an essential tool in engaging with and involving individuals in advance care planning at a community level, particularly those who experience health, socio- economic, structural and systematic inequalities.

We wanted to develop a facilitator training programme to support healthcare professionals to deliver No Barriers Here© workshops and share their learning with others. We received several enquiries from the Hospice sector and NHS about delivering this innovative programme in their locality and we could see a real demand from individuals and organisations who wanted to roll this out and make a positive difference to overcoming inequities in palliative care conversations in the UK.”

The programme, developed and facilitated by Gemma Allen, Dr Jed Jerwood and Claire Towns launches on the 18th March 2022 with a further two dates available during 2022. The hospice are also able to deliver bespoke external organisation training packages. For more information about, please contact: