[The Hospice in your Care Home training via Zoom has been an illuminating journey, one of personal discovery and of extending life experience. My work in a care home setting was very short and limited, though demanding to those diagnosed mentally infirmed, receiving palliative care and in their end of life phase. Completing online training and booklets had already given me an insight into individual care provisions, however the 12-week 24-hour live personal training talked me through and explained my experiences, providing reassurance, developing my confidence and validating my achievement. Thank you to the ladies of Wigan and Leigh Hospice who delivered the training remotely in a clear comprehensible format, easily followed and understood. I feel this training package has been invaluable to me and should be accessible to all care homed and home home staff. ]Vanessa Williams, Deanwood Manor, Orrell, Wigan

Having worked across many local authority areas throughout my career I have seen many fine examples of innovation but rarely, if ever, have I seen an initiative such as HIYCH which has so obviously led a change of approach across the local community. It seems to me that a desire to ensure a good death is now part of the DNA of the area we all serve – this is positive on so many levels and without doubt helps make a healthier community.On the 2018 Hospice In Your Care Home conference

On behalf of all of (resident's) family thank you for looking after her with such compassion and dignity. The level of care given has been a genuine comfort to the family locally and also further afield.A letter was shared with us by a care home we work with. Here is an excerpt

I must say I thought this is a terrific service – the passion and commitment and utmost dedication of the team shone through – I felt privileged to meet with most of the team and hear all about their work. The impact they have made in respect of reducing admissions and increasing ACPs is the best I have heard of personally. Comment from a visitor from another hospice

A big thank you to the Hospice In Your Care Home team for their dedication and for highlighting the issues in the care homes that needs to be resolved. A comment from a local partner

I think what you do is profound, I feel very strongly that .... we should help.... to support people to have a good death. You are so experienced, knowledgeable and passionate A comment from a local partner

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for inviting me to the awards event on Friday evening. It was inspirational to see the real difference the project is making to people’s lives.A comment on our awards evening