Many people assume that there’s nothing they can do to prepare for their future treatment and care. But there are things we can do now to plan ahead and ensure that what matters to each of us is known about at the end of life. This is the focus of a new campaign, Make It Your Decision, launched last week by Compassion in Dying – the first of its kind to encourage people to plan ahead for their treatment and care and make their wishes known.
The campaign will convey the importance of considering, discussing and taking action to document your wishes, the simple and free ways to plan ahead, and that there is support available to do so.
To launch Make It Your Decision Compassion in Dying are sending posters and postcards to GP surgeries across the country. These resources and a new animation are all available from the campaign site www.MakeItYourDecision.org.uk.
For more information or to get involved visit www.MakeItYourDecision.org.uk or contact Compassion in Dying’s free Information Line on 0800 999 2434.
The LSAB Community Reference Group are also planning an event which will explore similar issues in planning for the future. This will take place on the 25th April 2017 at We Are 336 in Brixton. Please keep an eye out on the Training and Events section for further updates and details about this event.