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Dying Matters week (18-24 May) – Talk, Plan, Live

Dying Matters week (18-24 May) – Talk, Plan, Live

Talking about dying isn't easy but the earlier you talk about it; the easier it is emotionally and practically for everyone?

Research has found that in the UK, just 36% of adults have made a will and only 29% have let someone know their funeral wishes*. Death can be expected or sudden and can happen at any age. By taking steps to let those around you know your wishes you can get the best out of life, right through to the end, for both you and your family.

Dying Matters awareness week (18-24 May 2015), is encouraging us all to talk more openly about death, dying and bereavement.

This year's theme is 'Talk, Plan, Live'. It's an action-focused theme emphasising that we only get once chance to have our dying wishes met, which is why it's vital to talk, plan and make arrangements for the end of life before it's too late.

During the week, we're encouraging you to take the following five simple steps to help make your end of life experience better, both for you and your loved ones:


  1. Write your will
  2. Record your funeral wishes
  3. Plan your future care and support
  4. Consider registering as an organ donor
  5. Tell your loved ones your wishes

Throughout the week we'll be out and about answering your questions and sharing practical advice, information and tips. You can come and see us at:

  • Tesco Store Entrance, Bidston Moss on Monday 18 May, 10am-2pm
  • Victoria Central Health Centre, Wallasey, Main Entrance on Tuesday 19 May, 9:30 -4pm
  • St Catherine's Health Centre, Birkenhead on Thursday 21 May, 9:30am-4pm

Talking about your wishes and planning ahead is as important for you as it is for your friends, family and loved ones. By planning ahead you can make the practical, financial and legal consequences of illness and death much easier for your loved ones to deal with. Don't leave it until it's too late.

For more information about Dying Matters visit the

Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:40

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