London,
26
May
2015
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11:50
Europe/London

Planning for the end of life

Residents in Camden have been remembering loved ones who have passed away, during an event that encouraged people to talk openly about death.

Jointly organised by Camden Carers Service and Islington Carers Hub, and held in support of Dying Matters Week, the event urged people to consider five steps when planning for the end of your life.

These are to write your will; record your funeral wishes, plan your future care and support; consider registering as an organ donor and to tell your loved ones your wishes.

Camden Carers Service, which is jointly funded by Camden Council and NHS Camden, also invited people to remember loved ones who have passed away by placing personalised leaves on a Memory Tree.

Cllr Sally Gimson, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health
“We know it’s important for people to make plans towards the end of their lives to make things easier both for them and their loved ones.

“This is why we are supporting Camden Carers Service in their promotion of the Dying Matters Week theme to take five simple steps when planning for the end of life.”
Cllr Sally Gimson, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health
“We hope this event was useful to residents as it is important that people make plans towards the end of their lives. We were pleased to be working alongside other organisations that support carers for this event.”
Allegra Lynch, chief executive of the Camden Carers Service
“Death and terminal illness can be a lonely and stressful experience, both for the person who is dying and for their friends and family, but being able to talk openly and plan ahead can go a long way to easing the pain and anxiety felt by those involved.”
Cllr Janet Burgess, Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing at Islington Council