Talking about dying isn’t easy. That’s why we are supporting Dying Matters Awareness Week to encourage everyone to get talking in a way which works for them. Dying Matters is a campaign run by the charity, Hospice UK.
This year, Dying Matters Awareness Week 2023 is focusing on Dying Matters at work.
| Dying Matters at Work
“57% of employees will have experienced a bereavement in the last five years and every day, more than 600 people quit work to look after older and disabled relatives. And yet, fewer than one in five managers feel very confident supporting someone they manage with a bereavement.” – Dying Matters Awareness.
By communicating with colleagues and friends, those going through a difficult time in the workplace can be seen and supported.
Hospice UK suggests 6 talking points to help your conversation surrounding death.
- Listening attentively
- Being observant
- Managing silence
- Respecting emotions
- Considering perspectives.
| Planning for death
We know that it can feel difficult to think about death. But making plans for what happens after your death can help you, your family and friends.
At Levi Solicitors we are proud to have a compassionate and sensitive wills, probate and estate planning team who can help you discuss and plan for your future. Whether that’s by planning for your future care or making a will.
We have committed to take action to offer an Age and Dementia Friendly service across our offices, and to help make Leeds the best city to grow old in. We are members of Age Friendly Leeds and Leeds Dementia Action Alliance, and all our solicitors are Dementia Friends.