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There are many ways of helping when death approaches

This year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week challenges the public to think about how they can help those caring for people nearing the end of life

This year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week challenges the public to think about how they can help those caring for people nearing the end of life

Dying Matters Awareness Week has been running since 2009 and has always been rooted in conversation.

The campaign was launched to encourage people to talk about dying, death and bereavement, and to get plans in place through these conversations. Plans such as making your will, planning your funeral, deciding on organ donation and planning your future care. And writing these plans down – it is no use making decisions if nobody knows where to find your instructions.

In recent years, the remit of the week has expanded a little so we now also talk about getting your financial affairs in order – after all, planning a

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