The National Council For Palliative Care

The National Council For Palliative Care

Charity information

The National Council For Palliative Care

The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Founded 1991

  • Mission statement

    About the NCPC

    The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We believe that everyone approaching the end of life has the right to the highest quality care and support, wherever they live, and whatever their condition. We work with government, health and social care staff and people with personal experience to improve end of life care for all.

    About Dying Matters

    Dying Matters is a national coalition led by NCPC which aims to support changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards dying, death and bereavement, and through this to make ‘living and dying well’ the norm.

    The Dying Matters Coalition, which has over 30,000 members, is working to address this by encouraging people to talk about their wishes towards the end of their lives, including how they would like to be cared for, where they want to die and their funeral plans, with friends, family and loved ones.

  • Aims

    The National Council For Palliative Care aims to:

    • Raising awareness about the need for open discussion about dying, death and bereavement.
    • Campaigning and influencing policy; influencing government and decision-makers to develop policies that meet people’s end of life care and support needs.
    • Changing practice; working with commissioners, professional groups, organisations, community groups and people with first hand experience to capture, develop and spread good practice.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1991

    Registered Charity Number: 1005671

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 17

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 200

    Phone number: 07714 515956

    Address: The Fitzpatrick Building 188-194 York Way London N7 9AS

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