Healthy End of Life Project
Project: Increase the local community’s capacity and capability around death, dying and bereavement.
Funding: This project is supported by funding from COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN through the Australian Government's PHN Program.
Timeframe: May 2022 to December 2023
Last updated: June 2022
The experience of end of life has a big impact on all of us in many ways throughout our lives. Getting and offering support to others during that important phase is worth thinking about now.
Eurobodalla was one of the first councils to partner with La Trobe University and Palliative Care NSW’S CAPACITY-HELP (Healthy End of Life Project). HELP aims to keep people who are ageing or living with a life-limiting illness connected with family, friends and community.
As a partner, Eurobodalla Council:
- explored existing end-of-life networks and organisations
- is helping the community to build on existing formal and informal care networks to improve end of life outcomes
- has identified how Council can support communities to come together around end-of-life issues
- is raising awareness of end-of-life support through networking and community events.
Findings were presented to a Council Meeting in July 2022. The report informed the larger La Trobe University project.
We sought input from community, agencies and service providers via an online survey, a planning workshop and free information sessions during May to June 2022 to gather information about:
- the current services available
- awareness of all the services/support available during the end-of-life phase
- what types of support community members might seek.
The outcome of the project is that Council committed to creating and maintaining an End of Life community directory. The directory, initially in PDF form, will help people during this life-phase to access local services. The information will be included in Council's future online community directory.
For more information about this project please contact Council's HELP project officer Shanna Provost:
- T: 4474 1000
- E: Sally Pryor