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There is plenty of help, support and information available dealing with all aspects of end of life. Below is selection of links to useful websites. however please bear in mind we are  not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

NHS Local

For an invaluable and regularly updated collection of articles covering all interesting aspects related to end of life visit

National End of Life Care Programme

The National End of Life Care Programme works with health and social care services across all sectors in England to improve end of life care for adults by implementing the Department of Health’s End of Life Care Strategy.

The website is designed to support health and social care staff working, in any capacity, with people nearing the end of life



Counselling Directory

This is an on-line support network for those looking for information on counselling and psychotherapy and has a good section on bereavement counselling :




Reading the ‘Eulogy’

‘Eulogy’ claims to be the ‘the world’s first magazine to celebrate life and death’. It’s an excellent collection of reportage, interviews, polemic and reviews covering many aspects of interest to the Compassionate Community. In the current issue there are features on the World Palliative Care Day, how old people are the future and the politics of old age plus lots more. The website is also packed with readable content – and you can access the magazine too. Visit and see for yourself.



This is the award-winning website of the DIPEx charity and replaces the website formerly at Healthtalkonline lets you share in more than 2,000 people's experiences of health and illness. You can watch or listen to videos of the interviews, read about people's experiences and find reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support.



The Cinnamon Trust

The only specialist national charity for people in their last years and their much loved, much needed companion animals.

A network of 15,000 volunteers “hold hands” with owners to provide vital loving care for their pets. We keep them together - for example, we’ll walk a dog every day for a housebound owner, we’ll foster pets when owners need hospital care, we’ll fetch the cat food, or even clean out the bird cage, etc.

When staying at home is no longer an option, our Pet Friendly Care Homes Register lists residential/nursing homes happy to accept residents with pets. And when a pet is bereaved we take on full time, life time care.

The Cinnamon Trust - Peace of mind for owners, love, care and safety for beloved pets. But helping 14,000 people a year with 16,000 animals and running two home from home sanctuaries costs - We need your help to make sure we’re always there




Dying Matters

The website aims to raise awareness of dying, death and bereavement and it contains lots of information, media and further links. It is regularly updated and provides a useful mailing list


Wellbeing in Dying

Within this website, the aim is to provide some support for your own thinking and reflection about your life journey and particularly the complex realities of mortality and the nature of dying. There are powerful video and audio stories from those coming to terms with the death of loved ones, and plenty of supporting material regularly updated



What to do when someone dies checklist


Religious traditions


Burial choices

Sandwell Compassionate Communities - End Of Life Care & Support - Coping with Death and Dying - Palliative Care

Murray HallBridgesNHS West MidlandsSandwell NHS