Planning for the end of your life is not an easy thing to do. Many people find it difficult to talk about dying with their loved ones, and it is easy to put off the conversation.
However, starting to put some basic plans into place, or simply having a conversation with your loved ones can be a big relief. There are a number of things to think about – making a will, talking about where you would prefer to die, stating the kind of funeral arrangements you would prefer, and how you would like your life to be commemorated.
If appropriate, you may then want to either record your wishes with one of our ‘My Wish’ pre-arrangement plans or take out a funeral plan to pay towards the cost of your funeral – please use the links below to find out more about these options. Also available to download from this page are a number of leaflets that have been produced by the ‘Dying Matters’ coalition. These cover subjects such as starting to talk about your wishes and those of your loved ones, and practical steps to starting to plan for the end of your life.
Please see the links, below, to downloadable guides that you may find useful. If you have any questions or require further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
5 Things before I die
How to help someone who has been bereaved
Myths about death and dying
One last thing
Starting conversations with family and friends
Talking to children about dying
What to do if someone you know has been bereaved