Further information and support at end of life

These organisations provide information and support to people nearing the end of their life, and their families.

We have a list of organisations that can support people who have been bereaved. We also have details of other organisations that can support people affected by pancreatic cancer.

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

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. Their website, hopeagain.org.uk, has information and support for young 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 have a 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.


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.


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.


Published April 2021

Review date April 2023