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Funeral costs investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an in-depth market investigation into the funerals sector. Following publication of its interim report in November 2018, the CMA consulted on whether to progress to a market investigation. Having carefully considered...

New powers to investigate stillbirths

Over the years there have been calls from bereaved parents, charities and others for a more transparent and independent process for determining the causes of, and learning from, stillbirths. The government has now launched a consultation on proposals to...

Dying Matters Week

This year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week runs 13-18 May 2019 with the theme Are We Ready? Bereavement care organisations can get involved through planning events, raising awareness and helping people to consider these questions and more… Are we ready...

Children’s Grief Awareness

Children’s Grief Awareness Week 2018 will run from 15-21 November with the theme #RememberWhen The Week is a chance for us to come together to show our support for bereaved children across the UK. Organisations across the UK will...

Baby Loss Awareness Week

The death of a baby is not a rare event. It can happen to anyone. Every year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss. A collaboration between more...

Hospice Care Week

Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity to raise the profile of hospice care across the UK. Each year we hold a week of celebration and action, which helps to change people’s perceptions of hospice care. Heart...

Carers Week 2018 – Healthy and Connected

11-17 June is Carers Week. Across the country, many groups and associations are organising events to support carers to remain healthy and connected. Find out here what’s going on in your area . Caring can be deeply rewarding, bringing people...

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Dying Matters Week is here

Dying Matters Week runs 14-20 May with the theme #WhatCanYouDo? Hundreds of events will be taking place across the country, helping to open conversations about dying, death and bereavement. Check out the map for details of what’s on in...

Major new survey on suicide bereavement

The Support after Suicide Partnership and the University of Manchester have opened a new survey into the experiences of people bereaved and affected by suicide. Within three weeks of the survey’s launch, over 1,000 people have already taken part....