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Dying Matters Week 2018

This week is Dying Matters week.

Every minute someone in the UK dies, but many of us still do not feel comfortable talking about dying. Talking more openly about dying can help you to make the most of life and to support loved ones.

Click here for a short presentation.

We want people to actively make plans for themselves, share them with friends and family, support the bereaved and offer support and help to those who may need it. People shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help or to offer help. Communities are growing larger and more varied and all can be affected by death and loss.

Set up by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) in 2009, the Dying Matters Coalition aims to encourage people to talk about their own end of life issues with friends, family and loved ones in order to make ‘a good death’ possible for the 500,000 people who die in England each year.

Research for Dying Matters has found that many people have specific wishes about their end of life care or what they would like to happen to them after their death, but a reluctance to discuss these issues makes it much less likely that these will be met. There is a major mismatch between people’s preferences for where they would like to die and their actual place of death: 70% of people would prefer to die at home but around half currently die in hospital.

We have an event on at Newark Library where our Nursing Team will be available to chat to you about anything to do with our care, helping to plan ahead and how to talk to you. Click here for the Facebook event page. Come along to Newark Library between 10am and 12noon to meet some of our Nursing Team - talk to them about your local hospice, about planning ahead and about how to talk to your family about your wishes.

Writing a will - promotion

During June 2018, if you make an appointment to write your will at Tallents, Newark, in return for a donation to Beaumond House, Tallents will write you a simple will or two simple mirror wills. To book an appointment please call Sarah Allen at Tallents on 01636 671881 or email Sarah here.

You can read our brochure here which may give just a small insight into the difference that your support helps us to make. Please get in touch if you would like to find out any more about how a gift in your Will can help those who are supported by Beaumond House. For further details please contact Cathy Lowe on 01636 610556 or email Cathy here.

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