People are considered to be approaching end of life when they have been informed by their doctor that they are likely to die within the next 12 months, although, it is not always possible to predict.
Contact your GP (doctor) if you are approaching end of life, or caring for someone who is, and you want to find out more about the care and support available to you. They are your main point of contact regarding all of your health needs.
It is your right to be able to access excellent standards of care and support at end of life. You should be entitled to choose where you want the care and support you need to be provided. This is called a person-centred approach and means that your support is tailored to you.
Caring for someone at end of life
If your care for someone with a terminal illness for 35 hours or more a week, then you may be eligible for carers allowance
Dying Matters aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.
They provide access to information and resources to help people be more open about their own experience of end of life. They offer an opportunity to connect with an on-line community of people and offer a means to find help near you.
Kirklees Libraries work closely with writers, artists, community organisations, end of life specialists and academics to develop creative ways of bringing people together. This helps them feel supported, listened to and able to talk about death, dying and grief.
Death-Positive Libraries tells you more.
Support with death, dying and bereavement
Deaths-funerals-and-memorials tells you how to register a death, arrange a burial or cremation and more.