What is end of life care?
End of life care covers physical, emotional and social needs. It helps people approaching the end of their lives to live as well as possible in the time remaining.
Palliative care helps people with incurable health conditions to make the most of their lives, for as long as possible.
Hospices provide support to people as they approach the end of their lives. We explain what they offer and how to access hospice care.
End of life care at home
Many people express a wish to die at home. With support from GPs, hospices and palliative care, this can be possible.
How to pay for end of life care
Living with a terminal illness or caring for someone who is terminally ill can be expensive. We examine what financial help is available.
Talking about dying
Death is one of the most difficult subjects to discuss with family and friends, but talking openly can help everyone. Here are some ideas on how to start the conversation.
Planning ahead for the final stages of life makes it more likely you’ll be cared for in the way that you’d prefer.
If you care for someone for more than 35 hours a week, find out if you could apply for Carer’s Allowance.
Read about the first steps that need to be taken after someone has died, whether at home, in hospital or in a care home.