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Information to support you, your family, friends and carers.
Here for you whenever you want information following the diagnosis of an incurable illness.
1 If you’ve been diagnosed with an incurable illness
What is an incurable illness, what to expect when someone is dying?
Symptom management and medicine.
Coping with change and uncertainty at the end of life and talking about dying.
2 Finding out about hospice care
What is hospice care?
How can I get hospice care?
3 If you're caring for someone with an incurable illness
Looking at the needs of a carer and who can support them.
Benefits and allowances available for carers.
Carers rights at work.
4 Financial support
Overview of how to pay for end-of-life care.
Benefits and allowances, including Attendance Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
Fast tracking and the complexities of local authority funding.
5 When planning ahead
Planning for death, from financial planning to what to do with your digital assets.
The issues around advance statements versus an advance decision to refuse treatment.
Planning your own funeral, making a will and Lasting Power of Attorney.
6 With what to do when someone dies
How to care for someone after they have died.
Organising a funeral.
How to look after yourself when someone dies.
7 If you’ve suffered a bereavement
The nature and emotions of grief, how to look after yourself and how to tell others.
Grief in children and teenagers.
Supporting a friend or relative.
Dealing with grief and bereavement at work.
8 Information for employers
Supporting an employee when they are ill.
How to support a bereaved employee.
What an employer should do when a member of staff dies.
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