In 2009, the National Council for Palliative Care set up the Dying Matters Coalition to promote public awareness of dying, death and bereavement. The Coalition comprises thousands of organisations and individuals across England and Wales including the Cheshire Living Well, Dying Well Partnership. Each year the Coalition initiates the annual awareness week, which this year ran during 9-15 May. The theme was the ‘Big Conversation’ and that ‘Talking about dying won’t make it happen!’
Members of the Cheshire Living Well, Dying Well Partnership Team – making living well, ageing well, grieving well and dying well the norm
The Cheshire Living Well, Dying Well Partnership supported the Awareness Week by delivering training to staff and volunteers; a Wills Workshop for members of the public; meet-and-greet sessions in libraries and other public settings and a live Twitter chat.