14 September 2016
SunLife’s annual Cost of Dying research shows that the cost of dying is the fastest rising of any fixed cost in the UK – rising much faster than any cost of living such as rent, food, utilities, insurance or clothing.
12 September 2016
We are pleased to announce that we are holding an ‘End of Summer’ Sale.
5 July 2016
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead body of Dying Matters, has given a broad welcome to the Government’s response to 'What’s Important to Me: a review of choice in end of life care' (“the Choice Review”), but has raised concerns about some of the details.
20 May 2016
Dying Matters says the findings of a Hospice UK report which reveals that more than a third of Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) are failing to plan for the needs of dying people are "unacceptable"..
13 May 2016
New data from Dying Matters has revealed that 40% of British adults wouldn’t unfriend someone they know on Facebook even after that person has died. The survey of over 2,000 adults by ComRes* found that only 8% of people agreed that when someone they know on Facebook dies they unfriend their account soon after, compared with 40% who disagreed.
12 May 2016
More than half of people in Britain feel more comfortable talking about their own death or that of people close to them than they did five years ago, but just one third have started planning for it, according to research by ComRes on behalf of the annual Dying Matters Awareness Week.*
10 May 2016
Women suffer more financially and practically after losing a spouse or long-term partner, according to new research from Royal London.
9 May 2016
The inequalities in end of life care shown in the Care Quality Commission's thematic review are unacceptable and need immediate remedy, says the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead body of Dying Matters, which today begins its annual national Awareness Week. The NCPC is calling on the government to publish its response to 2015’s independent Choice review report on end of life care as a first step to addressing the issue.
27 April 2016
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead body of Dying Matters, is backing new analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support which shows that "growing demand for end of life care will put an ‘intolerable’ strain on the NHS and social services".
18 April 2016
A new report, 'Losing a partner – the financial and practical consequences' has revealed that seven in ten people were financially or practically unprepared when their partner died.