The ‘Route To Success’ in End-of-Life Care: Achieving Quality for Social Work

Professor Margaret Holloway, Rick O’Brien

  • Abstract

    Approximately 30% of people use some form of local authority-funded social care in their last year of life. Evidence suggests that any reduction in the availability of social care services might increase demand on hospital services (National End of Life Care Intelligence Network, 2012). For example, it is known from test sites around the country that financially modest, preventive social care services can help ensure that the home is a suitable environment for care, enabling more people to die there if that is their wish (Jones et al, 2012).

  • Contributors

    Professor Margaret Holloway, Rick O’Brien


    Correct at article publish date

    Professor Margaret Holloway and Rick O’Brien, Joint Social Care Leads, National End of Life Care Programme, Leicester

    Original publishing information

    • Publisher: St Christopher's Hospice
    • Publish date: 01/01/2012
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue: 2

    Permissions: © 2015, Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to

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