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End of life care  

The news that you, or a loved one, are approaching the end of life can be devastating.  For those facing such news, the path ahead can be overwhelming – understanding your condition and the physical symptoms you might experience, managing the emotional impact on you, as well as those you care about, as well as the more practical arrangements that need to be considered.

Whether you are looking for advice on caring for a loved one or you are dealing with a terminal illness yourself, there is a wealth of information and support available to help you.  

This section provides information on services available both at a local and national level to support people at the end of life, and for those coping with bereavement.

Advance care planning

Advance care planning allows you to think through, document and communicate how you wish to be cared for at the end of your life. There are a range of documents available to guide you through some of the key issues you might want to think about. 

People often find it difficult to think about the days leading up to their death, but this will help your family and those providing clinical care to act in accordance with your wishes.  Knowing that your family and carers are clear about your plans and wishes can also bring you some relief.

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Where to get further support

There are many other organisations that will be able to support you. 

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