Dying Matters Week 2020

Monday 11 to Sunday 17 May

Dying Matters Week, is a national awareness campaign, which provides organisations with the opportunity to talk about death, dying and bereavement.

In recent years we have enjoyed hosting a range of events in the local community and meeting with local people to talk about their plans and the future.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus situation we are unable to host our events within the local community. But we want to let you know that we are still here for you and for our community. Our specialist care and support teams are able to provide advice, plus we have a range of resources we can share with you.

How Can We Help?

Our Family Support Team are here to help and support our patients, their families and their carers. We can help manage the challenges in front of you, and help you feel more resilient and able to face the future with courage, all in the strictest of confidence. Select the links below to find out how our Family Support Team can help you, your family, friends and carers.

Our Publications

Our Getting Your Affairs in Order, Tackling Advance Statements and My Funeral Wishes booklets provide you with a range of usueful information and guides to help you plan for the future. If you would like a copy to be sent out in the post or via email please let us know, email to receive a copy.

Useful Help and Support in the Community

The staff at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw will try to help and support your, your family, friends and carers where possible. However, on some occasions is it not always possible for us to offer the support which you may require. There are many organisations who can provide help, support and advice on a range of topics. We have included a small selection of links below:

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice

Other Organisations

  • Age UK have local offices across the county who offer all kinds of useful information.
  • Carlisle Carers provide information on all aspects of caring
  • Citizens Advic Bureau provide free impartical advice and support on issues including welfare ebenfits and debt services.

Bereavement Resorces

  • Dying Matters have a range of information about talking about death and bereavement
  • Cruse Bereavement Care offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.
  • Marie Curie provide information and support about death, dying and bereavement, as well as up to date informaton if you or a loved one is terminally ill and affacted by Coronavirus
  • Child Bereavement UK offer a range of information about supporting children in bereavement and how to help.

Telephone and Online Grief Support