Looking for advice?

If you have questions, concerns or want further advice regarding end of life we suggest these organisations:

  • Samaritans

    Samaritans is a charity offering support and information to anyone having a difficult time or struggling to cope.

    116 123

    www.samaritans.org

  • Childline

    NSPCC offer free calls to trained counsellors, and the number that doesn’t show up on the phone bill

    0800 1111 

    www.childline.org.uk

  • Marie Curie

    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

    www.mariecurie.org.uk

  • Cruse Bereavement Care

    The leading national charity offering emotional support for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    0808 808 1677

    www.cruse.org.uk

  • 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  

    www.tcf.org.uk

  • Winston’s Wish

    The charity has a free phone line for anyone who is supporting a grieving child

    08088 020 02 

    www.winstonswish.org

  • Dying Matters

    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

    www.dyingmatters.org

  • 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

    www.stchristophers.org.uk

  • Which?

    A website for independent advice on end of life care 

    www.which.co.uk/later-life-care

  • Age UK

    Age UK offers free support and advice on all topics for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals

    0800 055 6112

    www.ageuk.org.uk

  • Citizen’s Advice

    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

    www.citizensadvice.org.uk

  • Funeral Directors

    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

    saif.org.uk

  • End-of-Life Rights

    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

    compassionindying.org.uk

  • 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

    www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-public-guardian

  • The Law Society

    The Law Society can help you find a legal professional in your area

    020 7242 1222  

    www.lawsociety.org.uk

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