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Why is it important to talk about dying?

A reluctance to talk about dying, bereavement and estate planning could result in your end of life wishes not being met. 

Discussing dying and making end of life plans remains a taboo for many, which is why the Dying Matters Coalition was set up by the National Council for Palliative Care in 2009. Their remit is to promote public awareness around dying, death and bereavement. The coalition encourages people to talk about their wishes for the end of their lives, including where they want to die and their funeral plans, with friends, family and loved ones.

Talking about death is rarely easy.  However, 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 be a positive experience which enables you to ensure that you leave a lasting legacy that benefits the people you want it to. 

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. We firmly support Dying Matters’ mission to increase openness and change attitudes towards end of life issues and planning.”

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 0300 303 9000.

For more information about how to join Dying Matters or to access a wide range of free resources aimed at making it easier to talk about dying, death and bereavement, please visit www.dyingmatters.org