Sara Jones has recently been appointed as a Namaste Project Worker working across Central and Eastern Cheshire in the UK. The project has been funded by St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice and is being jointly led by St Luke’s and the End of Life Partnership, also based in Cheshire. The project aims to build on the already established Namaste Care Program by facilitating and supporting its’ introduction in at least 10 different organizations across Cheshire within the eighteen month project period. Sara, who is a complementary therapist with a nursing background, will develop a resource pack for local use and then work directly with the local organizations to help imbed Namaste into their routine practice.
The project also incorporates a research evaluation element, which is being led by Rory McDonnell from the End of Life Partnership. The project is specifically interested in the long term sustainability of Namaste Care once it has been introduced in an organization, so using a critical realistic approach, it will study the implementers and the barriers to managing such a program. The evaluation will also capture data from the organizations taking part in the project, to measure the impact of the Namaste Care Program. If anyone would like to discuss the project further or share any ideas, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact either Sara Jones firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynne Partington email@example.com