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Further information and support for people approaching the end of their life and their families

These organisations provide information and support to people nearing the end of their life, and their families. Some can also offer support to people who have been bereaved. You can find other organisations that can support people affected by pancreatic cancer on our other sources of information and support page.

Compassion in Dying
Information line: 0800 999 2434 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Provides information on how to plan ahead for the end of life. Their website mydecisions.org.uk helps you plan ahead for your future treatment and care.

Cruse Bereavement Care
www.cruse.org.uk
Helpline: 0808 808 1677​(Mon, Fri 9.30am-5pm, Tues-Thurs 9.30am-8pm)
Offers support, advice and information to people who have been bereaved.

Dying Matters
Help people talk more openly about dying and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life. They also havea list of services for people in the last years of life and their families.

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief 
Tel: 0131 272 2735
Provide links to information and resources in Scotland to support people at the end of life, and their families.

Hospice UK
Tel: 020 7520 8200
Information about hospices, and a database of hospices in the UK.

Marie Curie
Support line: 0800 090 2309 (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm)
Provides care and support for people living with a terminal illness and their families, including nurses and hospices. 

Riprap
Website for teenagers with a parent with cancer. It provides information about cancer, real life stories, and support.

Winston’s Wish
Helpline: 08088 020 021 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Provide support to children with a close family member who has a serious illness, and children who have been bereaved.

Samaritans
Freephone: 116 123
Offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way, about whatever’s worrying you. You don’t have to be suicidal to contact them.

Sue Ryder
Tel: 0808 164 4572
Provides hospice and medical care as well as practical and emotional support and information.

The Compassionate Friends
Helpline: 0345 123 2304 (everyday 10am–4pm and 7pm-10pm); Northern Ireland 0288 77 88 016 (10am–4pm and 7pm-9.30pm)
Support for people whose child has died at any age and from any cause.

Information Standard

Published March 2018

Review date March 2020