Dying Matters Week (10th - 16th May 2021) aims to break the stigma, challenge preconceptions and normalise public openness around death, dying and bereavement. This year, the focus is on the importance of being in a good place to die. 

There is no right or wrong place to die; it will be different for everyone. But it is important for families to think about it, to talk about it and to plan for it. We want people of all ages to be in a good place when they die - physically, emotionally and with the right care in place. Getting there means having some important conversations and taking some careful decisions

Get involved:

1) Across our social media this week we will be joining forces with KEMP Hospice and Primrose Hospice, asking questions and signposting people to support. Share our posts to spread the word and get the converstation started on this important subject.


2) What matters to you? It could be your family, your pet, your favourite book or film. Download our photo frame and write down what matters to you and share it on social media. Don't forget to tag WAC, KEMP and Primrose.

3) Dying Matters Q&A session (Friday 14th May, 11am - 12pm): Join us for a live Q&A session with a panel of professionals and join the end of life conversation.

If you find yourself in a position that you are caring for someone who is nearing the end of life, did you know we have a dedicated team to offer you advice and support?

To find out more please visit our End of Life Support page here or get in touch with us on 0300 012 4272 Monday - Friday (9am - 7pm) and on Saturday (9am - 12pm).

Useful videos

Advanced Care Planning:

Important Documents & Benefits:

Organ Donation: