Care Towards the End of Life

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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