Tender, Loving Care for the Dying: a simple programme for making everyone feel loved and special.

In 2017 The National Council for Palliative Care praised our TLC Compassionate Community Project for the “quality of the love it gave to the dying”.
The TLC programme is a simplified, hands-on version of Soul Midwifery, which sits perfectly within mainstream care settings.
In 2019 it was implemented by Dorset NHS, where it is being offered to all End of Life patients within the county’s community hospitals.
TLC is also used in many care homes and community health groups, as well as taught to individuals who are caring for loved ones.
Soul Midwives Movement

TLC Days for your Organisation

TLC makes people feel loved and special at the end of life.
We can come and teach TLC in your care home, hospital, hospice, or organisation. Carers tell us that they love giving TLC to their patients. “It’s gentle, hands-on, human and tender and it makes everyone feel better” says Anne Crittal, a community Care Assistant, who attended a recent TLC day in Manchester.
The Soul Midwives School work with many organisations to maintain and improve their Care Quality Commission ratings.

Would you like us to bring our TLC programme to your organisation? Most TLC courses take place over one day and we can, depending on your venue, teach between eight and twenty-five attendees at a session. We can individually tailor the needs of your organisation with our bespoke programmes. Our TLC teachers can also teach TLC  to individuals and families who are caring for a sick relative.

Please contact us for more information.

Covid-19 and TLC in the Community

During this time we are unable to provide face to face training and it’s currently unclear how long this situation will last. In the meantime, many of our fully qualified Soul Midwives are making remote training available through platforms like Zoom.

The course has been reworked to suit this training opportunity and can be delivered to up to ten participants per session.

Please find your local Soul Midwife here and let’s talk about how we can help.

Turning your TLC Day into the next step of the training to become a Soul Midwife

If you have attended a TLC Day and would like to attend further Soul Midwifery training, you can join us for Level One by completing our online access course. 

Please contact us for more information.

The Soul Midwives School

Praise for TLC

Anne HiscockMatron, Yeatman Hospital, Sherborne, Dorset
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"We are delighted to announce that Dorset Health Care NHS Trust have introduced TLC training (a simpler version of Soul Midwifery especially designed for carers) to all their community hospitals, starting with the Yeatman and Blandford Hospitals this September. This means that patients at end of life will be offered the Tender Loving Care programme especially in the final days of life. Dorset HealthCare have also adopted the TLC training into their Trust Strategy which will really promote the principles of Soul Midwifery being incorporated into clinical and possibly volunteer practice – as such they are the first NHS Organisation to take this approach.”
Michaela RussellUnit Manager of Bluebirds Neurological Care Centre, Faraday Drive, Milton Keynes
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“The TLC sessions at our care home have been invaluable in supporting our staff to think more broadly about what is important at the end of someone’s life. I feel that our staff feel more confident when supporting, as the approach is less clinical and more individualised. The staff have all thoroughly enjoyed the TLC sessions and we look forward to extending our partnership with the Soul Midwifery group in the future.”
Joyce ClarkeCarer
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"It's made me really enjoy my work again as a carer."