Supporting someone near the end of their life

These pages contain practical advice for those helping someone close to death and information about what you can expect when death is near.

Coping as a carer
As a carer, looking after yourself is the best way to ensure that you can be there to provide the care and support you want to for your friend or relative.
Supporting someone who is dying
There are lots of things you can do to make someone as comfortable as possible in their final hours - here's a few things that can help make a difference.
Help and support for carers
We explain the different kinds of support available for carers and what your options are if you need to give up work to become a full-time carer.
What is it like to be a carer?
Advice on what support is available to carers, your relationship with the person you care for and addressing aspects of care you're struggling with.
What can I expect when death is near?
Although everyone is different, there are some common things that happen as part of the natural process of dying - it can help to know what to expect.