Scottish Government is introducing a statutory Code of Practice, an inspection programme and a licensing scheme for funeral businesses as part of a regulatory framework to ensure high standards of service. They’ll be working on implementation over 2019/20. In their consultation and investigation they drew an interesting parallel comparing the funeral parlour business model and […]
Surveys and reports
Too Busy to Die?
The limited edition guide Too Busy to Die launches on 14 October 2016 at Cheltenham Literature Festival, when Barbara Chalmers, Founder of Final Fling, talks about end of life planning.
End of life care experience: survey
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.
End of life planning survey
This week we hook up with Hyper Island student, Natalia, to share her end of life planning survey. She wants to know if you’d put in time and effort to pass on your life story. Or do you expect Facebook to do that?
Attitudes to Bereavement survey
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.
Customer feedback please
We’re looking for customer feedback on Final Fling’s website design. You have the chance to win a LifeMOT: a VIP membership that provides you with an expert legal, financial and life review worth £250.
Digital Death Survey 2014
The Digital Death Survey 2014 asks questions about what happens to our online life after death.
Launched by DeadSocial at Dying Matters Awareness Week, the survey runs till 30 June 2014 then findings will published and be made available free.
Medical treatment and end-of-life care
The Council of Europe (EC) has published policy and practice guidelines for health and care professionals about medical treatment and end-of-life care. Aimed mostly at professionals, it’s of interest to patients (and anyone who might end up a patient one day).
Resources & Links
This site is jam packed full of Resources & Links: information, tips, signposting and help.
Here’s what you can do:
Browse our big fat blog with lots of information and resources
Sign up to use our FREE Life Planning Tools so you can sort your affairs (and get on with leading your life)
Check out the Marketplace to find funeral services, legal and financial services, funeral plans and more.
The UK has a bit of a ticking timebomb on its hands: our ageing and growing population. In 2013, a House of Lord Select Committee reported that we ‘are woefully underprepared for ageing’. Many will live 10 years longer than previously expected – many will live on into their 90s.
Attitudes to death
In 2011, as we were setting up Final Fling, we commissioned an independent survey of over 300 people across the UK to look at attitudes to death and dying. This informed planning for the website.
Final Fling users survey
To mark our first birthday and check how we’re doing, we did a ‘100-people-said’ survey of users. We asked why people signed up for an account. Most want to be part of the Final Fling community. Sorting legal and financial affairs and recording funeral wishes are main motivators. Most are doing it for themselves rather […]
03 July 2012 The Government has published the first survey of its kind involving 22,000 bereaved relatives to find out the level of care for dying patients. It reveals that only 48% of patients were always treated with dignity and respect by nurses in hospital. Half of bereaved relatives say nurses did not always treat […]
Our survey said
We don’t presume to know diddly so we like to ask questions and find out what people think.
Surveys about death and dying
Marie Curie reports on Death and Dying This report from Marie Curie Cancer Care pulls together available research showing that there are big differences in access, experiences and outcomes for people who are terminally ill across the country. Death and Dying gives us a much clearer understanding of the needs and experiences of terminally ill people and […]