Millions leaving it too late to discuss their dying wishes

Brits risk missing out on having their end of life wishes met because they haven’t planned for their death, according to a new study for Dying Matters Awareness Week. 

Awareness Week Spotlight

Enjoy live music, guest speakers, craft workshops and meet a host of professionals at this family event in Hebden Bridge on Sunday

Too many people dying without dignity, health ombudsman warns

In Awareness Week, NCPC, lead charity of Dying Matters, has called a report into poor end of life care in the NHS "heart-breaking".

It's Dying Matters Awareness Week!

Inspirational ideas and practical advice to help you support Dying Matters Awareness Week, 18-24 May. 

Dame Judi Dench becomes NCPC patron

One of the world's most celebrated actresses, Dame Judi Dench, has become a patron of NCPC, the lead charity for Dying Matters.

Dying Matters shop

Posters, leaflets, DVDs and more to help you get the conversation started, including our new Awareness Week 2015 resources. 

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Awareness Week Twitter chats

Every weekday during Awareness Week, we're hosting a Twitter chat looking at a different aspect of end of life planning.

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Dying Matters blog

As Funeral stationers Love In Print pledge 10% of all Order of Services purchased in May to Dying Matters, partner Louise Ryder on how funerals have changed in recent years.

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Don't leave your funeral to fate

Do you want people to mourn your death or celebrate your life? Are there songs and readings you want included? Make sure your loved ones know what you want with My Funeral Wishes.

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Dying Matters Awareness Week

Inspirational ideas and practical advice to help you support Dying Matters Awareness Week, 18-24 May.

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What's on

The artist Itai Erdal's mother

There are hundreds of events relating to death, dying and bereavement happening countrywide during Awareness Week. 

 

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