The GM Champion Awards are the only Greater Manchester-wide awards to recognise those people who regularly go the extra mile to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester.
Our Homeless Palliative Care Coordinator, Niamh Brophy, was chosen for the Mayor’s Special Recognition Award for our innovative Homeless Palliative Care service.
Our pioneering homeless service is the first city-wide service in Manchester to work collaboratively with partners who support people experiencing homelessness.
We’re so proud of Niamh Brophy, our Homeless Palliative Care Coordinator, and our Homeless Palliative Care service for winning this award and being recognised for going the extra mile to help others during the pandemic. We believe passionately in ensuring that anyone – whatever community they belong to – can access hospice care. Modern hospice care isn’t just about what happens within the walls of our hospice sites - it's also about reaching out and going to where the people that need our specialist care are. Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive at St Ann’s Hospice
We have recently launched a new film to help professionals support people experiencing homelessness at the end of their life. With funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, a new film, ‘Homeless, young and dying: we can do better’, was commissioned to raise awareness of these issues.
The film, which is available for free on their website, brings together voices from the homeless and palliative care sectors to highlight some of the challenges and inequalities people experiencing homelessness face at the end of life, and how it can be improved.