End of life care - other resources

Find organisations that can provide help and support at the end of the person's life.

Other organisations 

Carers Trust

32–36 Loman Street
London
SE1 0EH

0300 772 9600
[email protected]
www.carers.org

Works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Carers UK

20 Great Dover Street
London SE1 4LX
0808 808 7777 (free carers’ line, 10am–4pm weekdays)

[email protected]
www.carersuk.org
www.carersuk.org/forum (online discussion forum)

Carers UK provides information, advice and support for carers.

Citizens Advice

Various locations
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Your local Citizens Advice can provide information and advice in confidence or point you to further sources of support. Trained advisers can offer information on benefits in a way that is easy to understand. To find your nearest Citizens Advice, look in the phone book, ask at your local library or look on the website (above). Opening times vary.

Cruse Bereavement Care

PO Box 800
Richmond
Surrey TW9 1RG

0808 808 1677 (national helpline)
[email protected]
www.cruse.org.uk

A national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and works to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

Dying Matters

0800 021 4466
www.dyingmatters.org
www.dyingmatters.org/contact (web form)

National coalition that aims to change public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards dying, death and bereavement. They produce information to help people talk about death, dying and bereavement, including a ‘Preferred priorities for care’ form to complete. You can search for local services via the website.

The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC)

Hospice House
34–44 Britannia Street
London
WC1X 9JG

020 7697 1520
[email protected]
www.ncpc.org.uk

Review information

An umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They work with government, health and social care staff and people with personal experience to improve end of life care for all. They also produce information to help people talk about death and dying.

Last reviewed: January 2017
Next review due: January 2020

Reviewed by: Jane Chatterjee, Lecturer in Palliative Care, St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds

This factsheet has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia. A list of sources is available on request.

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