News

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.
15 April 2016
An innovative scheme is encouraging employers to take bereavement more seriously. The Compassionate Employers programme allows companies and organisations to gain a better understanding of how bereavement among staff can have long-lasting effects on productivity, morale and absenteeism, and how to introduce policies and good practice to support staff through loss.
24 March 2016
Organisations from West Yorkshire to Surrey have been honoured at the first palliative and end of life care awards organised by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead body of Dying Matters. The four winners were chosen from three shortlisted entries in each category, out of more than 50 nominations received.
9 March 2016
Magician Paul Daniels has died at home having been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour in February.
22 February 2016
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), lead organisation of Dying Matters, has revealed the shortlist for its first ever end of life care awards. Over 50 organisations entered one of more of the four categories, ranging from hospices and projects through to individuals and groups working or volunteering in end of life care.

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