FAQs for patients, carers and families
If you’re a patient, family member or carer, or anyone who needs further information about palliative or end of life care, please have a look at these links to trusted resources.
If you need further information, please contact your local hospice or palliative care team.
Q: I want to find out about bereavement and bereavement support
Ataloss provides the UK’s bereavement signposting service. You can look for bereavement services, bereavement resources, helpline information and how to access the free bereavement counselling service
For support via a helpline, Crusechat or receive daily tips of support
Most people experience grief when they lose something or someone important to them. If these feelings are affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help
For support when a baby or child of any age is dying, or a child is facing bereavement
Q: I am caring for someone who uses substances and is (or might be) seriously unwell and need more information
The End-of-Life Care and substance use website provides a wealth of information and support for people
Q: I want to know more about hospices, and find my local hospice
Q: I want to write an Advance Care Plan
Compassion in dying can help prepare you for the end of life. How to talk about it, plan for it, and record your wishes.
Advance care planning makes sure people know what your wishes are when it comes to your treatment and future care. Macmillan has advice to help you plan ahead.
Q: I want to find out about cancer at the end of life
Macmillan cancer support can help you find practical and emotional support at the end of life.
Cancer Research recognises that what happens in the last days of life is different for everyone. But it can help carers and relatives to know a little about what to expect.
GM Cancer Alliance is one of 21 Cancer Alliances across NHS England and aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer in Greater Manchester. They want more people than ever to reduce their risk of developing cancer, and for those who do go on to develop cancer, we want to improve their survival outcomes and experiences.
Q: I want to find out about Lasting Power of Attorney
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
Managing affairs for someone else (Citizen’s Advice)