Dying Matters Coalition

Dying Matters Coalition

A broad-based, 15,000-member UK organisation created in 2009 by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) to promote public awareness of dying, death and bereavement.
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Byline: Claire Henry Chief Executive Dying Matters Coalition
Worryingly, the Dying Matters Coalition found that Wales prepares less than other parts of the UK for end of life, in particular identifying preferences regarding care people want, and telling people about their end-of-life wishes.
A new study by Byw Nawr (Live Now) and the Dying Matters Coalition claims people risk leaving their affairs "in a mess" because they are too afraid to talk about dying.
Chief executive of the Dying Matters Coalition, Claire Henry, said: "Talking about dying and planning ahead can help us make the most of life and spare our loved ones from making difficult decisions on our behalf or dealing with the fallout if we haven't got our affairs in order.
CLAIRE Henry, chief executive of the National Council for Palliative Care and the Dying Matters Coalition said: "The way we care for dying people says something fundamental about our values as a society, as well as being an acid test for how well the NHS is working, which is why so many of these findings are so deeply disturbing.
The Dying Matters Coalition was set up by the National Council for Palliative Care, with the mission to help the nation talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to help people ensure their end-of-life wishes are met.
Claire Henry, chief of the National Council for Palliative Care and the Dying Matters Coalition, said the RCP report was "deeply disturbing".
The research, also carried out by the Dying Matters Coalition and National Bereavement Alliance, revealed eight out of 10 people think giving employees paid bereavement leave if they had lost a child, parent or partner would be beneficial to the employer in the long term.
I AM writing to say thank you to all members of the Dying Matters Coalition and to local residents for their commitment during Dying Matters Awareness Week in May.
The scheme has been developed by the Dying Matters Coalition and the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD).
Only 37 per cent of us have written a will, and research by the Dying Matters Coalition found that making plans for the end remains one of the last taboos people avoid.
I am writing to say a big thank you to all members of the Dying Matters Coalition and to local residents for their commitment during Dying Matters Awareness Week in May.