Help and support at the end of life
A charity aimed at improving the lives of people living with dementia. It operates a national telephone helpline and Talking Point, an online community where you can get advice, share experiences and connect with others.
A charity working to fight cancer. It pioneers research and funds scientists, doctors and nurses to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Their helpline is staffed by nurses and provides information and support to the public.
Chat to others in your cancer community on the Cancer Chat forum.
National charity providing information and resources to help you talk about and plan for the end of life.
Free information line for advice about end of life matters:
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Provides specialist dementia support for families through the Admiral Nurse service.
For anyone with a question or concern about dementia, call the helpline:
Mon–Fri, 9am–9pm; Sat–Sun, 9am–5pm
The national charity for hospice care. Search its online directory to find your local hospice.
Practical, medical and financial support for people facing cancer. The charity provides training and funding for specialist Macmillan nurses, including palliative care nurses.
Share experiences, ask questions or find others who understand via the Online Community.
Practical and emotional support at the end of life and through bereavement. Call:
Care, information and support to people with a life-limiting illness, their carers and families. Visit the Marie Curie Community to find support from people like you.
National charity providing support for people with Parkinson’s and their carers. Join their online community on the Parkinson’s UK forum to talk to others about your experiences.
Provides support for people living with a terminal illness or neurological condition as well as bereavement support. Palliative and neurological services are delivered at specialist centres across the country and in people's homes. Visit the online community to chat to others who understand.
Support for carers
A national membership charity that champions carers’ rights, connecting and supporting carers online and in local communities. Join the Carers UK online forum for chat and support.
Advice line for benefit checks and advice on financial matters:
Normally open Mon and Tue, 10am–4pm
Works with a network of partners to support carers in their homes and communities by providing replacement care, advice and emotional support. Hosts an online directory where you can search for local carers’ organisations.
Offers free training courses for family carers of people with dementia.
Death is a difficult subject to discuss with family and friends, but good communication benefits everyone.
Hospices provide support to people as they reach the end of their lives. Find out about the support they can offer.
Living with a terminal illness can be expensive. We examine what financial help is available.