This week marks Dying Matters Awareness Week; focussing on the importance of being #InAGoodPlace to die.

It has been a year like never before. the COVID-19 pandemic has put death and loss at the forefront of the nation's consciousness.

According to studies carried out by Hospice UK, has found that people in the UK do not have end of life plans in place because they are unaware of what to do, and unsure how to talk about it. 

Just 13% of adults say they've let a close friend or family member know where they want to be when they die, and just three in ten know how to make arrangements to ensure they die in the place they would wish to be.

There is no right or wrong place to die; it will be different for everyone. But it is important for families to think about it, to talk about it, and to plan for it.

We all need to be braver about talking about death, dying and bereavement, and better at making sure the right plans are put in place to protect ourselves and our loved ones at the end of life.

To support people in forward planning, Strathcarron Hospice has produced a tool called All About Me. If you would like a copy of this booklet please email [email protected]