Enhancing Your Experience
Doulas are specially trained companions who fill the gap between family and professional care. Their support allows people to feel more able to cope with death, dying and loss, whether at home, in a nursing home or hospital.
Doulas take a flexible approach and can:
- talk through practical requirements
- help think about wishes for the end of life
- empower people to continue to engage with normal everyday life
- give time to assist with attending to the small but meaningful day-to-day things that matter
- draw upon and bring together the goodwill of friends and neighbours
- act as a mentor and advocate for the person who is dying
- support when complicated feelings arise
- liaise with health professionals
- help to create a safe, compassionate and accepting environment
- explain what to expect
- advise about available resources
- create opportunities for sharing, rituals or prayers
- continue to offer support to friends and family after the time of death
Doulas have been trained specifically to accompany people at the end of life and their family. We believe it is important that End of Life Doulas, as well as going through our rigorous training, are also held to account when they are working with those with a terminal illness, the frail, the elderly and people living with dementia. End of Life Doula UK has been established so that our Doulas, who are out there supporting people at such an important time in their lives, work to quality standards, are supervised, DBS checked and insured. Our End of Life Doula UK website provides information about our work as Doulas, what we do and how to connect with one of us and make contact if you are needing information, guidance or practical support https://eol-doula.uk/
What to do if you need support?
It’s important to have thorough conversations around all the relevant needs and issues, so that there is effective support for all concerned.
Use the contact form below or if you prefer please call us on +44 (0) 7887 840663