Dying Matters

Most of us would prefer to spend our last days in the comfort of home, but we haven't told our family or friends, nor written down our wishes.

Dying Matters encourages us to think and talk about dying and bereavement, with our loved ones. Making sure we have talked about and planned for our future is something we all need to do - otherwise we, or our loved ones, may not die in the way we want.

Did you know…?

  • 81% of people have not written down any preferences around their own death, and only 30% of people have told anyone about the funeral arrangements they would like to have after they die.
  • Nearly two thirds (63%) of us would prefer to die at home, yet of the 500,000 people who die each year in England, 53% die in hospital.
  • Nearly two thirds of people (60%) have not written a will – including a quarter (25%) of over-65s.

To find out more, see www.dyingmatters.org

 

This page was last updated on 4 May 2017

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