What is end of life care?
Thinking about the end of life is never easy. But taking time to consider what you’d like to happen and what options are available makes it more likely you’ll receive the type of care you would prefer.
Palliative care helps people with incurable health conditions to make the most of their lives, for as long as possible.
Hospices provide vital support to people as they reach the end of their lives. We explain what they offer, who provides it and how to access a local hospice.
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 among the most difficult subjects to discuss with family and friends, but good communication can benefit 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.