Dying Matters is a campaign run by Hospice UK all year round which aims to break the taboo that keeps us from talking about death and grief.

Dying Matters Awareness Week is used to encourage all communities to get talking. This year Dying Matters Awareness Week took place between 8th and 14th May and focused on getting the conversation started at work.

Making preparations for when you pass away is often not as hard as you think, the first step is to start having those discussions.

You may not know what you necessarily want in certain situations, however Hospice UK have a “Planning Ahead” tool which is useful in opening up the discussion as to what your wishes may be for care and health decisions. You can make use of this tool via this link – https://advancecareplanning.org.uk/planning-ahead

Guy Williams Layton LLP support the Dying Matters campaign as it is important to talk about your wishes in the event you were to lose capacity or pass away. Once you have started the conversation and have an idea of what you may want, it is best to set out your wishes legally by way of a Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

By having these discussions and setting up the relevant legal documents, it can put yours and your family’s minds at ease knowing that if/when the time comes everything will be taken care of exactly how you want it to be.

If you are finding it difficult to discuss your affairs with family or friends but would like to put things in place, get in touch with our friendly and approachable Private Client team for a confidential chat.

The Private Client team can be contacted by email at contact@gwl.co.uk or by telephone on:-

  • 0151 236 7171 Liverpool – Jane, Nadia, Gwen, Nikki and Wendy
  • 0151 342 1831 Heswall – Peter and Georgina

Please quote Dying Matters Awareness Week – when making contact with us by email or telephone.