Hospice UK has announced that the Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme has re-opened for applications.

The Hospice Care Home Training programme consists of courses and study days, focused specifically on dementia care for people approaching the end of life, run by a hospice (or group of hospices). Courses would be for local care home staff in order to raise the level of dementia care, knowledge and skills in the hospice’s own area of operation.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available per course to a hospice to run a training course at free or heavily discounted cost to care home staff.  The aim being to make education and training as inexpensive and widely available as possible to care home staff.  The total funding available is £50,000.

The programme aims to encourage greater collaboration and interchange of ideas amongst staff in hospices and in care homes.  As such, the funding may not be used to subsidise in-house training.

The funding can be used towards:

  • Teaching Costs
  • Travel Costs
  • Administrative Costs
  • Venue Hire / Training Facilities
  • Catering Costs

Funding will be allocated on a first come, first served basis until the budget is fully allocated.