Terminal Illness
(see also Bereavement Section)

Agencies providing advice, support and information

  • Compassion In Dying:
    0800 999 2434

    Information and advice on end of life care, medical treatment and decisions and information on your rights.

  • Dignity In Dying: 020 7479 7730, www.dignityindying.org.uk - Leading campaigning organisation promoting patient choice at the end of life. Advice and guidance on how to retain control at the end of life and information on Living Wills and your rights.

  • Honey Rose Foundation:
    01744 451919
    Provides a memorable day for people who are suffering from a terminal illness.

  • Hospice UK:
    020 7520 8200

    Telephone and information services on hospice and palliative care services in the UK and overseas.

  • Rainbow Trust:
    01372 363438

    Provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life limiting or terminal illness.

  • REACT – Rapid Effective Assistance for Children With Potentially Terminal Illness: 020 8940 2575, www.reactcharity.org - Works to improve the quality of life for financially disadvantaged children with life limiting illnesses in the UK. Provide practical assistance with aids and domestic appliances, holidays, funding towards home nursing care or child care, help with funeral expenses.

  • Rosie Crane Trust:
    24hr helpline 01460 55120
    The Rosie Crane Trust provides support to bereaved parents. 

  • The Ruby Care Foundation:
    0333 011 7556
    Offer care, counselling and support to those approaching their time of departure from life. Also befriending, companionship, help with Wills, accompany to hospital, hospice, nursing care.

  • Starlight Children’s Foundation: 020 7262 2881, www.starlight.org.uk - Brightens the lives of seriously and terminally ill children by granting their wishes and providing hospital entertainment to help take their minds of the pain, fear and isolation of their illness.

  • Together For Short Lives:
    0808 8088 100

    Care and support for children and young people who are not expected to reach adulthood and their families.

Useful websites

  • www.bbc.co.uk/relationships - click on Coping with Grief Section which includes information and resources relating to Terminal Illness

  • www.euthanasia.cc – webs largest resource on euthanasia material

  • www.hopesupport.org.uk - If you are aged 11+ and a close family member has been diagnosed with a life threatening illness, you can access safe online support in a way that suits you.

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