This is the fifth annual dying matters awareness week and the theme this year is – Dying Matters: You Only Die Once.
The annual awareness week started on May the 12th and runs until the 18th of May.
Dying Matters is a national coalition set up by the National Council for Palliative Care in 2009.
It was created in order to encourage the general public to talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.
St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice will be supporting the Dying Matter Awareness Week by holding informal drop-in sessions at their Day Therapy Centres in Lincoln and Grantham.
They will have representatives from funeral directors and solicitors on hand to answer any questions. It is important to encourage people to communicate about death, dying and bereavement.
Anyone can join the Dying Matters coalition for free, whether as an individual or organisation.
Click above below to hear Harvey Kalket speak to St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice’s general
manager, Sarah Ward, and to Lesley Markham who is a patient at the hospice.