Dying Matters and Hospice UK merge on 1 July. The two key end of life care charities join forces, pooling resources and expertise to provide “good end of life care for everyone”.
We’ve updated our Fling-O-Bingo end of life planning tool after last week’s Dying Matters Awareness Week event, Byw Nawr (Live Now) in Cardiff.
What has bingo got to do with end of life planning, you may well ask! Well, always looking for accessible ways to open up conversations about life and death decisions, we use bingo cards as a way of playing a game to identify the Top 20 Essential Documents Next of Kin will need.
Final Fling is holding a BIG Conversation event: two workshops and two drop-in advice sessions, to celebrate Dying Matters Awareness Week. JOIN US! The Big Conversation is the theme of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016. The point is to encourage people to talk, think and plan with end of life in mind. We’re doing our bit. […]
It takes a village: exhibition tour
Good Life Good Death Good Grief (the Scottish cousin of Dying Matters) has been busy coordinating efforts across Scotland to mark Dying Matters Week from 9-16 May. A series of portraits by Colin Gray explores the idea ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, this time in the context, then it probably takes a village to support a death.
Do you have end of life care experience? Can you help with a new survey? The Co-Care project is trying to understand how volunteers can provide support for family caregivers at home.
Horsham May 2015: A week of inspired events and ceremonies is being created to celebrate the many dramatic and colourful moments in the journey of life.
If you’re organising an event to encourage end of life planning, use Final Fling’s unique Fortune Teller to get conversations started.
A Dying Well Charter is to be launched in Dorset in March; one of eight Pathfinder Communities projects pioneering a new public health approach to end of life care in England.
Dying Matters has published findings of a survey about attitudes to bereavement. It’ll come as no surprise to find we’re not great at dealing with death.
We only get one chance to have our dying wishes met, that’s why the theme of our fifth annual Dying Matters Awareness Week is ‘Dying Matters: You only die once’.
3 in 4 of us die on a predictable trajectory. So that means for 1 in 4, it’s less clear when it’s coming. Leave nothing to chance. Plan plan plan.
An Age UK survey revealed 3 top reasons for planning ahead for end of life…
Final Fling wants you to have a ‘good death’, be in control of your choices and decision-making. There are a number of organisations now dedicated to achieving a better end for us all. Final Fling is just one of them. There are government-funded groups, campaigning bodies and professional bodies. ‘End of life’ and ‘later life’ […]