Care Towards the End of Life

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Most people experience grief when they lose someone important to them. It affects everyone differently. There’s no right or wrong way to feel.

You may be finding it particularly difficult at the moment because of the changes in place to try to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Changes have been made to several services, including end of life and palliative care, as well as funeral arrangements.

You may feel that you need some extra help and support during this time.

Information:

Bereavement helpline

The charity support service Sudden has a bereavement helpline you can call on 0800 2600 400 if someone you know has died.

It’s open every day from 8am to 8pm.

They can give you advice, guidance and practical support during this difficult time.

If you are caring for and supporting a loved one with a serious illness who may be nearing the end of their life, these websites offer information and advice that may help.

You can find out about:

  • starting conversations about end of life care

  • care planning

  • support for carers

  • symptom management and living with advanced disease

  • last days of life

  • bereavement

  • supporting children

  • specific conditons

  • local support

These websites cover all conditions:

OrganisationWhat help can you get?Contact
Dying MattersInformation and advice; directory of local services; online forum
Macmillan Cancer SupportInformation and advice Support line:
0808 808 00 00
Marie Curie Cancer CareInformation, advice and supportSupport line:
0800 090 2309
Carers' ResourceInformation, advice and support for carersEnquiries:
01756 700888 or
01274 449660
Cinnamon TrustPractical support for older and terminally ill people and their pets.

Including: help with day to day pet care; short term fostering if you are in hospital; long term care for your pets.
Enquiries:
01736 757900

These websites cover specific conditions:

OrganisationWhat help can you get?Contact
Alzheimer's SocietyInformation and advice for carersHelpline:
0300 222 11 22
Cancer Support YorkshireInformation; welfare rights advice; transport; counselling; complementary therapies; support groups and activitiesEnquiries:
01274 776688
Macmillan Cancer SupportInformation and advice Support line:
0808 808 00 00
Marie Curie Cancer CareInformation, advice and supportSupport line:
0800 090 2309
British Heart FoundationInformation and advice about bereavementHelpline:
0300 330 3311
British Lung FoundationInformation and adviceHelpline:
03000 030 555
Motor Neurone Disease AssociationInformation and adviceHelpline:
0808 802 6262

These websites cover bereavement:

OrganisationWhat help can you get?Contact
Bradford Bereavement SupportBereavement counsellingEnquiries:
01274 619 522
Cruse Bereavement CareBereavement counselling and support; information and advice; local face-to-face services (Craven and Bradford area)Helpline:
0808 808 1677
Winston's WishInformation, advice and support for bereaved childrenHelpline:
08088 020 021