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10 May 2021
Brits do not have sufficient plans in place for the end of their lives because they are unaware of what to do and unsure of how to talk about it, according to research published by the Dying Matters...
10 May 2021
Death, dying and bereavement are more prominent in the public consciousness than for a generation. The deaths of tens of thousands of people from COVID-19 has meant that we are collectively and individually reckoning with loss on a daily basis, on news websites, on social media, and on TV and radio bulletins.
3 July 2020
Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice and end of life care, is delighted to be joining forces and providing a new home for The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre, the leading provider of quality improvement training and accreditation in end of life care for generalist frontline health and social care staff.
11 May 2020
To mark Dying Matters Awareness Week (May 11-17), Hospice UK has released new findings from Savanta ComRes that show that 72% of those bereaved in the last five years would rather friends and colleagues said the wrong thing than nothing at all, and 62% say that being happy to listen was one of the top three most useful things someone did after they were bereaved.
22 April 2020
• New frontline mental health platform supported by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge • The Duke will chair a roundtable with emergency services charities later today
14 April 2020
Claire Towns CEO said “In direct response to the challenge our community is facing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic we have set up a telephone and online advice service for members of the public, carers and care home staff to access during these unprecedented times.
17 March 2020
With Dying Matters Awareness Week less than two months away, we have recognised that COVID-19 will have a big impact on all of our plans.
16 March 2020
We are doing the best we can to keep our supporters updated with ongoing advice regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
20 February 2020
Hospice UK is pleased to announce that they are now a member of National Voices.
21 October 2019
Dying Matters has been part of Hospice UK for over two years, and we feel it is time to update the Dying Matters colours to match those used by Hospice UK.
4 September 2019
Royal London has published it's annual National Funeral Cost Index for 2019. Among other findings. the report shows that the cost of funerals has risen by only 0.7% in the last year, while funeral poverty rose by 14%.



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