Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Scared of Death or Just too scared to talk?

Discussing dying and making end of life plans remain taboo for many people across the UK, according to a recent survey from the Dying Matters Coalition.
The Death ConversationThe poll of 2,000 adults indicates that only 21% of people have discussed their end of life wishes.
Only a third said they had written a will and just 29% had let loved ones know of their funeral wishes.
And 51% of respondents said they had not made their partner aware of their end of life wishes.
The chief executive of the Dying Matters Coalition, Claire Henry, said: "Dying is one of life's few certainties, but many of us appear to be avoiding discussing it or in denial altogether.
Talking more openly about dying and planning ahead is in everyone's interests and once the subject has been broached in a family the taboo soon disappears and the family can do some proper planning.
The planning should always include Wills and Lasting Powers of attorney, but could also include planning for long term care, wealth planning across multiple generations and funeral plans. Often these questions are best answered by a professional which is where Will & Probate Services can help.
We offer impartial advice about all aspect of later life planning and are happy to visit you and your family at home at a time to suit you.

Take the big step and have the ‘Death Conversation’ with your loved ones, then turn to us to put your plans into force – Call us 01778 382723, e-mail advice@will-probate.co.uk or visit our website www.will-probate.co.uk