Sue Ryder is a member of the Dying Matters coalition, which includes 30,000 organisations across England and Wales with the joint aim of helping people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.
Dying Matters awareness week
Every year, Dying Matters and their coalition members host a range of events and activities around the country to help fulfil this aim.
In 2015, the Dying Matters coalition encouraged members of the public to take five simple steps to make their end of life experience better, both for them and for their loved ones. These were:
How was Sue Ryder involved?
We shouldn't wait until we're facing death to talk about important things with the people we love, like if we'd like to be buried or cremated, but all too often we do.
At Sue Ryder hospices and neurological care centres we help people have difficult conversations every day. So during Dying Matters Awareness Week 2015 we wanted to encourage the public to have those conversations too, talking about dying and what's important to them with their loved ones.
We held events at our hospices and out in the community, and secured media coverage in our response to research released by the Dying Matters Coalition showing that millions of people in Britain risk missing out on having their end of life wishes met because they haven't planned for their death.
For more information about Dying Matters, please visit their website.
To speak to the Sue Ryder PR team about Dying Matters please contact Janine Mitchell:
Tel: 020 7554 5943