Compassion in Dying

Compassion in Dying

Charity information

Compassion in Dying

Compassion in Dying provides information about patients' rights at the end of life and support to make decisions about their medical treatment, helping to ensure that their wishes can be respected.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    Compassion in Dying is a national charity that supports people at the end of life to have what they consider to be a good death by providing advice and information around their rights and choices. We are the leading provider of free Advance Decisions in the UK and also conduct and review research around rights and choices in end-of-life care.

    Our Vision is world in which everyone has access to the care and support that is right for them at the end of life. This means: access to expert information about end-of-life options; support to make informed choices; and care from the provider that you feel is most appropriate.

    Our Mission is to support people who are at the end of life to have what they consider to be a good death. We achieve this by: providing information and guidance to patients and health professionals about end-of-life decision making; conducting research into end-of-life issues to advance the development of better end-of-life care; and empowering individuals to exercise their rights and ensuring their choices are respected.

  • Aims

    Compassion in Dying aims to:

    • To reduce distress and suffering by informing and empowering individuals of their legal rights and options at the end of life, and supporting them to exercise them.
    • To provide information, education and support for healthcare professionals who work with patienst at the end of life.
    • To reduce stress and distress for carers and better enable them to support loved ones at the end of life by informing and empowering them of their loved ones' rights and options.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2007

    Registered Charity Number: 1120203

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 15

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 0800 999 2434

    Address: 181 Oxford Street London W1D 2JT

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