Abbeywood took part in the six steps to success end of Life Care pilot scheme, in which only 6 homes from the North West were chosen to complete. Abbeywood's philosophy of care for end of life is that we aim to provide holistic, person centred care through illness, dying and into bereavement. We promote well being of the highest quality of life for the residents and their families. We respect the individuality of each resident to express and practice religious, spiritual and cultural beliefs and encompass support for family and friends, up to and including the period after death. We create an environment that is calm, friendly and most of all homely that allows residents respect, dignity and privacy whatever the illness or its stage. By taking an active and compassionate approach that treats, comforts and supports residents to live as well as possible we strive for excellence at all times in the delivery of end of life care.