Looking for advice?
If you have questions, concerns or want further advice regarding end of life we suggest these organisations:
Samaritans is a charity offering support and information to anyone having a difficult time or struggling to cope.
NSPCC offer free calls to trained counsellors, and the number that doesn’t show up on the phone bill
Marie Curie provides care and support to people with terminal illnesses and their families. If you’re living with or caring for someone who has a terminal illness and need practical or clinical information or emotional support, The Support Line is available in over 200 languages.
0800 090 2309
Cruse Bereavement Care
The leading national charity offering emotional support for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
0808 808 1677
The Compassionate Friends
A support line for families after the death of a child. All phone lines are staffed by bereaved parents.
0345 123 2304
The charity has a free phone line for anyone who is supporting a grieving child
08088 020 02
Dying Matters aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.
08000 21 44 66
St Christopher’s Hospice
If you live in the borough of Lewisham and are looking for local end of life care, St Christophers is your local hospice
020 8768 4500
A website for independent advice on end of life care
Age UK offers free support and advice on all topics for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals
0800 055 6112
Citizen’s Advice is a network of independent charities throughout the UK that give free, confidential information and advice about benefits, work, debt, family, consumer rights and more.
03444 111 444
To find a funeral director look at National Association of Funeral Directors 0845 250 8435 nafd.org.uk or National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors
0345 230 6777
Compassion in Dying run a free End-of-Life Rights Information line offering advice about end-of-life rights, end-of-life care, Advance Decisions or Lasting Powers of Attorney
0800 999 2434
The Office of the Public Guardian
The Office of the Public Guardian run by the government helps people plan ahead for someone to make certain important decisions for them, should they become unable to do so because they lack mental capacity.
0300 456 0300
The Law Society
The Law Society can help you find a legal professional in your area
020 7242 1222