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Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying Matters Awareness Week - May 13th - 19th 2019
The theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2019 is ‘What Can You Do?'

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.

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.

Beaumond House is one of 30,000 members of the national Dying Matters Coalition, all of whom have an interest in supporting the changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards dying, death and bereavement. Members include organisations from the health and care sectors, community groups, social care and housing, faith groups, the legal profession and the funeral sector.

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.

Planning ahead really does matter. Have you thought about…​

  • Having my funeral arrangements made…

  • Planning my financial affairs

  • Who would I want to speak for me?

​For support, advice and more information, please call us on 01636 610556 or you can find us in our charity shops in Newark & Southwell during dying matters awareness week from Monday May 13th - Friday 17th May 2019.

Visit the Dying Matters website here

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