Helping to talk about death and bereavement

Next week is Dying Matters Awareness Week - helping people to raise the conversation about dying, death and bereavement.
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This year’s theme is Dying To Be Heard and is all about listening to people who want to talk about dying or making final plans.

This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, many families have had to cope with a loved one dying suddenly or before their expected time because of the virus.

Social distancing and hospital and care home visiting restrictions have meant not being able to see family or friends in a care home or hospital at the end of their life or being able to to pay their respects at a funeral.

In recognition of these exceptional circumstances, Dying Matters has launched the #BeforeTheirTime campaign. This encourages people to share their experiences online and talk through concerns

Local bereavement support

An updated bereavement support booklet has been published for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, listing the main services and organisations offering help to people who have lost a loved one.

Download a copy

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Healthwatch information and advice articles

Share your experiences

How have the changes to services due to the coronavirus pandemic affected you? 

We can share what you tell us with the people who are planning the local and national response to coronavirus.

This will help them protect people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Call 0330 355 1285

Text 0752 0635 176

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How services are changing because of Covid-19

Read our advice and guidance on coronavirus and find out how services are changing to meet people's needs. 

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