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Improving end-of-life care

We listen carefully to people who are dying, their loved ones and the professionals that support them, and we campaign to make sure everyone can have a good death.

End-of-life care is fragmented and underfunded, and services haven’t evolved to meet the changing and increasing needs of the population.


who had a loved one die without access to specialist end of-life care felt they could have had a better death elsewhere *

As well as changing how end-of-life care is funded, we want to improve people’s experience of dying, wherever they spend their last days.


Nearly three-quarters of people say they would choose to die at home *

How are Sue Ryder campaigning for change?

Blog: A legal right to end of life care

Along with partners in the sector, we successfully campaigned for the Health and Care Bill to make it mandatory for palliative care services to be provided across England, this became law in April 2022.

Integrated Care Systems (ICSs)

Find out more about our work with ICSs and read a collaborative summary paper on commissioning end-of-life care within Integrated Care Systems.

How can you support this campaign?

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Sign our Letter to Government

We need the UK Government to commit to making changes to end-of-life care and bereavement support as a priority.