Dying Matters Awareness Week
There is often a reluctance to discuss issues surrounding dying. From 8th to 14th May 2023 (Dying Matters Awareness Week), national charity Hospice UK is encouraging people across the country to come together to talk about death, dying and grief.
Many people have specific wishes about care at the end of their life and what happens after they have died. These subjects are often difficult to discuss with loved ones, but without talking openly and recording your future wishes, it is likely that these will not be met.
Making a Lasting Power of Attorney and planning your wishes for later life care are important to get organised now to ensure that you are looked after during your lifetime. Making a Will and planning your funeral wishes will give you peace of mind that your wishes are recorded. Most importantly, you should not put off these issues until it is too late.
You can find more information about Hospice UK’s Dying Matters campaign here.
To start the process of organising your affairs, please contact one of our specialist lawyers in the Private Client Team who will be happy to help.
Angela Ireland is a chartered legal executive in the private client team at Barker Gotelee, Ipswich Solicitors.