Dying Matters Awareness Week

Dying Matters Awareness Week, running from 10 – 16 May 2021, is a chance for partners, organisations and individuals to come together and open up the conversation around death, dying and bereavement.

This year, the week will focus on the importance of being emotionally and physically in a good place to die.  Where people die is changing.  More people than ever are dying at home, and the pandemic has accelerated this trend.  In 2020, 28% of people in the UK died at home.

With gaps in support structures for people when they die, and for those that are left behind, people are dying without being in the right place.  Often, people don’t feel prepared and they haven’t fulfilled their wishes or communicated them to loved ones.  Dying Matter’s Week aims to raise the profile of the care that does exist and the benefit that it gives to dying people and their families.

We have scheduled the following workshops:

‘Call the Soul Midwife’ on Tuesday 11th May 11.30 am – Midday

My last wishes – Tuesday 11th May starts at 3.00pm

‘Are you in a good place to die?’ on Wednesday 12th May –  2.30 – 3.15 pm

Bereavement support group – Thursday 13th May from 10.00 – 11.30 am

‘What is a Good Death’ – Thursday 13th May starts at 12.00 noon

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