Resources for family members

Advance care planning

Gold Standards Framework – Advance Care Planning
Video on advance care planning in 5 steps

Advance or Anticipatory care planning and Coronavirus
Information and links to other resources, updated for COVID-19

End of life care
Information and resources for planning ahead

Thinking about care if you are seriously ill – a patient’s guide
Advice and information about care planning during COVID-19

What matters to me
A video encouraging people to talk about what matters to them. These ‘what matters conversations’ resources were developed by some 25 organisations, charities and societies that have been meeting regularly since March 2020, under the umbrella of the Royal College of General Practitioners, to discuss ways of optimising palliative and end of life care. The group wish to encourage lifelong conversations around what is important to you now and in the future. We are linking to these resources with kind permission from the ‘what matters conversations’ group.

Planning your care in advance
Information on planning care in advance and what is included in an advance care plan.

Universal principles for advance care planning in England
This document presents six principles for advance care planning in England.

Promotional Poster - Family Members
PDF document

Watch the video below to hear Anita Astle MBE talk about advance care planning towards the end stage of life.


Mental Capacity Act: Legislation which covers England and Wales
The Mental Capacity Act 2005

Mental Capacity Act: Legislation which covers Northern Ireland
The Mental Capacity Act 2016

Adults with Incapacity Act: Legislation which covers Scotland
The Adults with Incapacity Act 2000 (Scotland)

Scotland – Guidance for visiting loved ones in an adult care home

Northern Ireland – COVID-19: Regional Principles for Visiting in Care Settings in Northern Ireland

Self-care and wellbeing information

Staying well when social distancing
Top tips on how to cope with social distancing

Doing what matters in times of stress
A stress management guide for coping with adversity

Couch to 5k – week by week
A guided training plan for physical fitness

Grief support

Grief and bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic
Guidance for supporting yourself and others

Grief Chat
An online support service for those experiencing grief

Marie Curie
Information and support


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