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Support Life Champions: Online Toolkit

In this toolkit, you'll find a whole range of useful information to help you learn more about The Kirkwood and the different ways we Support Life for people affected by any life limiting illness here in Kirklees. From short video explainers to useful links to the very best sources of information, this toolkit will help you to stay informed. 

Don't forget, if you need advice or believe someone you know could benefit from our support, it's easy to get in touch. Simply click here to access our Connect with The Kirkwood service or call us on: 01484 557 910

Leaflets & Resources

We have a range of handy leaflets designed to help make conversations easy. They're also easy to share digitally too. 

If you would prefer some physical copies of these leaflets, please get in touch at: marketing@thekirkwood.org.uk

Glossary of Terms

We know that there can be a lot of jargon involved in healthcare settings. We're working hard to make things simple by using language that is easy for everyone to understand. But we can't get away from the fact that acronyms and and hard to understand terms still form port of our language, especially when referring to medical conditions and forms of treatment. 

We've put together a handy guide to some of the terms you might come across when you're talking about The Kirkwood or discovering more about our services.

Click here to download our Glossary of Terms.

Video Explainers

Our video blogs will help you to further explore topics increase your knowledge of The Kirkwood and the different services available to support people living with life limiting illnesses here in Kirklees. We'll also share blogs about interesting areas of our work and give you tips and tricks to help you build your confidence when dealing with difficult subjects. 

Our video blogs series is coming soon...

Volunteering Leaflet

Volunteering has been a part of the fabric of The Kirkwood since the idea of a ‘Hospice for Kirklees’ was first conceived. Over the years, thousands of local people have offered their time and skills as volunteers, and The Kirkwood you see today is a testament to the fantastic contribution they have made.

Currently, around 800 volunteers dedicate a total of 120,000 hours each year, helping us to provide palliative care to local people with life limiting illnesses. But it doesn’t stop there! Our volunteers also provide additional support to families, friends and carers during their loved one’s illness and in bereavement. 

If you know someone who would like to volunteer for The Kirkwood, and would like to send them more information, you can download our Volunteering Leaflet here.

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