Small Actions: Big Difference - Developing Compassionate Communities
As a society we need to talk more about death, dying and bereavement which is why the Dying Matters Coalition was set up. Around 70% of people would prefer to die at home but around 60% of us die in hospital. Many of us have specific wishes about how we would like to die or what we would like to happen after our death, but unless we discuss these with family, friends and health professionals our wishes will not be met.
It is in communities that the taboo of talking about dying and death needs to be tackled. To be effective we need to work together with everyone who has an interest in raising awareness on end of life issues.
Talking about death doesn’t bring it nearer. Talking about dying makes it more likely that you, or your loved one, will die as you might have wished and it will make it easier for your loved ones if they know you have had a ‘good death’.
For further information or to book your place, email: email@example.com or call 01928 592405 and speak to Dave Wilson.
The Halton LINk is also running an online survey to gather local people's views on death, dying and bereavement.
Click here to access the survey <http://www.haltonlink.org.uk/consultations/dying-matters-survey> - All completed and returned surveys will be entered into a FREE Prize draw, 1st Prize £30 gift voucher, 2nd Prize £20 gift voucher, 3rd Prize £10 gift voucher
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