The Groundswell Project’s vision is for our communities to help us live, grieve and die in line with our values. Death is often over medicalised and institutionalised in Australia and the health care system does not harness the real value of involving family and friends in the process. Because of the lack of options, knowledge, capacity and decision making power, there are often negative repercussions for the personal dying and those around them. They work to change that by building compassionate communities around the end of life.
In 2019, we worked with The Groundswell Project to better understand and communicate their impact through a series of projects. We researched and documented the poor outcomes that can be experienced at the end of life without the strong involvement of friends, family and the community. The impact report also explored the costs of over institutionalised and medicalised end of life experiences as compared to care in the community.
Through the insights of the impact report, we were able to develop a robust theory of change that focused on the strengths that The Groundswell Project brings to end of life, as well as an impact measurement framework. The third project was then to revise the three year strategic plan for the organisation that captured the deeper understanding of their impact.
- Impact measurement
- Strategy development
- Social impact research