" A simple act of kindness"
Around half a million people die every year in the UK. Three-quarter of these deaths are not sudden but are expected, requiring specialist care and treatment during the final days. As the UK population is aging more needs to be done to support those reaching end of life. There are around 1,000 deaths each year in Tower Hamlets, with a lower proportion of deaths in older people compared to the national average, reflecting the young age profile of the population.
Historically, Muslims have not used hospices due to cultural differences, language barriers and lack of understanding of hospice care. The number of Muslims aged 65 and over is increasing steadily and is expected to reach 250,000 before 2030.
End of Life Support & Burial – An Islamic Perspective
This conference will examine best practise and discuss End of Life issues for the Bangladeshi and Muslim communities. Delegates will have the opportunity to question, discuss and debate issues around end of life services as well as share their own stories and experiences.
To discuss and promote End of Life services within the Bangladeshi Muslim community.
Create partnership and platforms for dialogue between the community, voluntary sector, practitioners, statutory provisions and service users to discuss issues around End of Life Care services.
To enable Eden Care and other culturally inclusive organisations to establish a platform to deliver recognised end of life services, bereavement support to meet the current gaps within the Bangladeshi, Muslim community.
Remove the barriers surrounding hospice care.
Eden Care is a BAME led service setup by people who have lost loved ones through terminal illness.
We are a friendly intervention setup to provide one to one support and empower the terminally ill and those reaching End of Life.
Our Rapid Response Team RRT provides quick and emergency support to people who are terminally sick and dying.
We also setup the Muslim Burial Fund to support the needy members of the community with burial support.
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