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10:52am Saturday 26th May 2012 in Letters
I WISH to thank all members of the Dying Matters Coalition and to local residents for their commitment during Dying Matters Awareness Week.
Town halls, hospitals, hospices, care homes and schools held awareness-raising activities earlier this month about the small actions that can make such a difference to people who are dying and their loved ones.
With hundreds of members in this region and 17,000 across England, the Dying Matters Coalition is making a difference to breaking the taboo around discussing dying, death and bereavement.
By working with care homes, hospices, the NHS, funeral and legal service providers, retirement organisations, charities, community groups, libraries and faith and belief groups, Dying Matters is aiming to make good end-of-life care a reality for everyone.
Talking about our plans for the future, wills, funerals and where we want to die is a key part of having a good life and couldn’t be more important. We can help with user-friendly information and resources about the small actions you can take to make a big difference. Please do visit dyingmatters.org
Eve Richardson, Chief executive, Dying Matters Coalition, York Way, London.