End of life care

12. Other useful organisations

Carers Trust

32–36 Loman Street
London SE1 0EH

0300 772 9600

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)

www.carersuk.org/forum (online discussion forum)

Carers UK provides information, advice and support for carers.

Citizens Advice

Various locations

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
Surrey TW9 1RG

0808 808 1677 (national helpline)

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/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

020 7697 1520

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.