Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021

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10 May, 2021

This week (10-16 May) is Dying Matters Awareness Week, organised by the Dying Matters Coalition to encourage people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. The pandemic has seen a surge in deaths, with more than 1,000 extra people dying at home each week. Most of us feel uncomfortable talking about dying, but by having these conversations, we can help to support our loved ones.

The theme of this year's Dying Matters Awareness Week is "being in a good place" The aim is to get people actively involved in planning for later life, dying and death. It is important for families to talk about and plan for death, having a plan helps to make things that little bit easier for you and your loved ones. So, what can you do? 5 simple steps can help to make a person's end of life experience better, both for themselves and for their loved ones:-

  1. Write a Will
  2. Record your Funeral Wishes
  3. Plan your future care and support
  4. Consider registering as an organ donor
  5. Tell your loved ones your wishes

Forbes Solicitors will be blogging every day this week on the importance of getting your affairs in order and planning for the future. For more information about Dying Matters Awareness week or how you can plan for your future, contact Jane Burbidge in our Wills, Probate, Tax and Trusts department or alternatively call 01772 220 022 or send any question through to Forbes Solicitors via our online Contact Form.

*www.dyingmatters.org

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