Did you know that every year in the UK, Dying Matters Awareness Week is held?
Death is something many of us find difficult to talk about, and this annual focus is a chance for people to come together and share their thoughts. Perhaps this is something important to you, or to your loved ones.
It can be particularly important for the families of people who have a learning disability, and this week we're sharing some of the knowledge and resources our Best Practice team at MacIntyre have built up around what can be a sensitive - and sometimes worrying - subject.
The Death and Dying Project
At MacIntyre, we believe that living well includes dying well. We’ve developed a range of resources to support people. These resources help people to understand and explore end of life planning, care and decisions, giving the people who draw on our support choice and control. They come from our experience from working on the National Lottery funded Death and Dying Project.
Jo's daughter, Jess who is now in her 30s, is supported by MacIntyre. Now in her mid 60s, Jo faces concerns about her daughter's future if she's no longer there for Jess.
Jo talks about the importance of recognising Jess' wishes for her future, normalising the conversation about life after the parents are gone and building a relationship with families early on
To find out more and explore our resources, visit the Death and Dying section on our website.