'Talking about dying is more important than ever'

The Dying Matters campaign will run a national awareness week from 10-16 May 2021.
Man in mask image from Dying Matters

People are being urged to join the Dying Matters movement to ensure they and their families are prepared if illness strikes them suddenly, such as Covid-19.

More than 1,000 extra people have died in their homes every week, compared to before the pandemic, according to the Dying Matters campaign run by Hospice UK, but little is yet known about the quality of those experiences.

Three-quarters of the UK population don’t write down their wishes or tell people what they would prefer at the end of life and the Dying Matters national awareness week from 10-16 May, aims to get people talking about this difficult subject and in ‘a good place’ to die.

Dying Matters events in Reading

People can get advice from a range of leaflefts produced by Dying Matters, including:

  • Things to do before you die
  • Supporting bereavement
  • Let's talk about dying
  • Talking about dying with people affected by dementia
  • Talking about dying with children.

    Find out more

Bereavement Support

Healthwatch England has compiled information on where you can get support to deal with grief after someone close to you has died.

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