End of life

Further end of life information and support

Thinking and talking about the end of life can be difficult. Take your time.

You might want to talk to your family, friends, health and social care professionals about end of life. The organisations below can provide further help and information to help you.

Age UK

Produces a range of information about the end of life

Tavis House
1–6 Tavistock Square
London
WC1H 9NA

0800 169 6565

www.ageuk.org.uk


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Provides a list of qualified psychotherapists and counsellors

BACP House
15 St John’s Business Park
Lutterworth
LE17 4HB

01455 883300

www.bacp.co.uk


BLF Helpline

We have a team of specialist nurses and benefits advisers who are dedicated to answering your questions. They can give you reliable and expert advice about anything to do with lung health, whatever your condition or whatever you're worried about.

Lines are open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

03000 030 555

helpline@blf.org.uk


Cinnamon Trust

A network of volunteers that provides dog walking and pet fostering while owners are in hospital

10 Market Square
Hayle
Cornwall
TR27 4HE

01736 757900

www.cinnamon.org.uk


Citizens Advice Bureau

Provides free advice on many important issues such as benefits, legal rights and NHS services. Check their website or your telephone directory for local branch details.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk


Cruse Bereavement Care

Information and support for bereaved people

PO Box 800
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 1RG

0844 477 9400

www.cruse.org.uk


Child Bereavement UK

Support for bereaved families

Clare Charity Centre
Wycombe Road
Saunderton
Buckinghamshire
HP14 4BF

0800 02 888 40

www.childbereavementuk.org


Childhood Bereavement Network

Support for bereaved children and young people, their parents and caregivers

8 Wakley Street
London
EC1V 7QE

020 7843 6309

www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk


GOV.UK

Practical help about death and dying, including dealing with a death abroad, registering a death, a guide to sorting out property and death, and bereavement

www.gov.uk


GOV.SCOT

Practical advice for times of bereavement for people living in Scotland.

www.gov.scot


Hospice UK

Website provides information about hospice care available in your area

020 7520 8200

www.hospice.org


The Law Society

Provides a useful guide to writing a will and lists of specialist solicitors in your area

020 7242 1222

www.lawsociety.org.uk


Macmillan Cancer Support

Information, advice and support for people with cancer and their families

0808 808 00 00

www.macmillan.org.uk


Mesothelioma UK

Provides information for patients diagnosed with mesothelioma and their carers

Glenfield Hospital
Groby Road
Leicester
LE3 9QP

0800 169 2409

www.mesothelioma.uk.com


National Council for Palliative Care

Promotes the extension and improvement of palliative care services

The Fitzpatrick Building
188–194 York Way
London
N7 9AS

020 7697 1520

www.ncpc.org.uk


Natural Death Centre

Support for those dying at home

In The Hill House
Watley Lane
Twyford
Winchester
SO21 1QX

01962 712 690

www.naturaldeath.org.uk


Office of the Public Guardian

Help people plan ahead and register lasting powers of attorney in England and Wales

PO Box 16185
Birmingham
B2 2WH

0300 456 0300

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-public-guardian


Office of the Public Guardian (Scotland)

Help people plan and register powers of attorney in Scotland

Hadrian House
Callendar Business Park
Callendar Road
Falkirk
FK1 1XR

01324 678300

www.publicguardian-scotland.gov.uk


Northern Ireland Court and Tribunals Service

Help people plan ahead and register enduring powers of attorney in Northern Ireland

Office of Care and Protection
Room 1.24 First floor Royal Courts of Justice
Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 3JF

028 9072 5953

www.courtsni.gov.uk

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Last medically reviewed: March 2015. Due for review: March 2018

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.