Attitudes to death and dying in the Black Country and West Birmingham will be the focus of a virtual event on 13 May as public services workers, the voluntary and community sector, and the general public gather to share ideas about how we can be more open about the end of life and how that can help us all prepare.
Many people are reluctant to hold conversations with their loved ones about their preferences about end-of-life care, funeral and financial planning. The event will discuss how families, employers and communities can talk openly about death and dying and make a difference for the people we care about.
The event is free and open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter, including NHS and public service workers, community groups, faith leaders, and members of the public.
Bookings can be made via Eventbrite, where you can also see the full programme.
The event is produced in partnership by Sandwell Council, Sandwell Wellbeing & End of Life Group, Black Country & WB STP and SWBH NHS Trust.
Dying Matters Awareness Week, running from 10 to 16 May 2021, is a chance for coalition partners, organisations and individuals to come together and open up the conversation around death, dying and bereavement. It is run by Hospice UK, a registered charity.