End of life care - useful organisations
Find organisations that can provide help and support at the end of the person's life.
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End of life care
Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled, or has mental health or addiction problems.
0808 808 7777 (helpline, 9am–6pm Monday–Friday)
Carers UK provides information, advice and support for carers.
Citizens Advice can provide information and advice in confidence or point you to further sources of support. Trained advisers can offer information in a way that is easy to understand.
Cruse Bereavement Care
0808 808 1677 (helpline, 9.30am–5pm Monday and Friday, 9.30am–8pm Tuesday–Thursday, 10am–2pm Saturday and Sunday)
Cruse Bereavement Care is 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 (Hospice UK)
Dying Matters aims to change public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards dying, death and bereavement. It produces 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.
020 7520 8200
Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care. It champions and supports the work of organisations providing hospice care across the UK.
0800 090 2309 (support line, 8am–6pm Monday–Friday, 11am–5pm Saturday)
Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families.
Last reviewed: July 2021
Next review due: July 2024
Reviewed by: Dr Lynne Partington, Project Coordinator and Education Advisor, The End of Life Partnership, Dr Tony Rao, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Jenny Smith, Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
This factsheet has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia. A list of sources is available on request.
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