Each year, the Dying Matters Coalition runs an annual awareness week which provides an opportunity to place the importance of talking about dying, death and bereavement on the national agenda.
There are a huge number of events and online activities taking place throughout the week which are designed to get the public talking about death, which is still one of the most taboo subjects to discuss in the UK.
The importance of planning for your death cannot be underestimated and having a plan in place ensures that your family isn’t subjected to additional stress and upset at an already challenging time. Planning well in advance can also be a positive experience which enables you to ensure that you leave a lasting legacy that benefits the people you want it to.
Dying Matters is aiming to raise awareness of five key tasks that everyone should consider doing:
- Write a Will
- Record your funeral wishes
- Plan your future care and support
- Consider registering as an organ donor
- Tell your loved ones your wishes
Tom Curran, Chief Executive at Kings Court Trust said: “As estate administration specialists, Kings Court Trust is all too aware of the importance of planning for our death. Planning ahead with your family will almost certainly reduce the likelihood of any misunderstandings about how you want things to be handled when the time comes. Dying Matters is working hard to make the conversation around death a less taboo subject and over the course of this week we will be adding to this conversation by sharing blogs on some of the things to think about when planning ahead.”
Kings Court Trust offers a comprehensive estate administration service and we take full legal responsibility for administering the estate from beginning to end. This offers peace of mind to our clients and means that have one less thing to worry about at an already challenging time. For more information on our services or if you have any questions relating to the estate administration process, contact our client services team on Freephone 0300 303 9000.