Compassionate Communities East

We aim to spread public awareness, increase practical support, and enable more people to prepare and make choices for end-of-life care that align with their preferences, wishes, values and beliefs.  

Death Literacy Learning Resources 2024

See next page for Bereavement Resources

A short animation by Emily Downe, and voiced by Dr Kathryn Mannix, guiding you gently through the process of dying.  

CREDITS Written and voiced by Dr Kathryn Mannix Directed and designed by Emily Downe Animated by Martha Halliday Music and sound by Jan Willem de With Produced by Theos with thanks to The Fetzer institute 

The LifeBook is a free booklet where you can write important and useful information about your life, from who insures your car to where you put the TV licence.

The LifeBook won't only help you to be more organised, but could also be invaluable to a family member or a friend if they need to find important information about you in an emergency.

A workbook compiled by the Kirklees and Calderdale End of Life Care Education Group, sharing best practice around end of life care. 

It helps care and support staff to recognise what good end of life care looks like, in order to make a difference. 

Working in communities to support each person to experience the end of life and death that they choose alongside their friends and family.

 Article discussing: "The importance of boosting understanding and awareness of death, dying and bereavement in Northern Ireland."

What is the Planning Ahead tool?

Provided by Hospice UK, this tool explains the kinds of decisions many people wish they had prepared for, and it gives you various options to think about.

Dying Matters is a national campaign hosted by Hospice UK. They work in partnership with grassroots communities around the UK and supports a week of events annually in May that aim to get people talking and sharing stories openly about dying and grief, to reduce the associated stress, stigma and social isolation that can accompany end of life experiences and long-term caregiving, bereavement and grief.

Factsheets and further details on:

*Education and training

*Places of Care

*Policy and Guidance


Last days and hours;  Symptom management; Communication and emotional support; Recognising emergencies in palliative care

What to expect at the end of someone's life

When someone dies

For family and friends