Compton Care is encouraging the local community to get talking about death, dying and grief for Dying Matters Awareness Week (6th-12th May).

The national campaign works to open up conversations around death and dying. This year’s theme focuses on the language that we use, and conversations we have, around death and dying with healthcare professionals.

Throughout the week, Compton colleagues will be at various locations in the community offering expert advice on starting those conversations and sharing information on planning for the future and our range of specialist services.

We will be on hand outside the Emergency Department at Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital on Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th May. The team will also be hosting a workshop at Codsall Community Hub on Thursday 9th May, and be outside the city’s ASDA store on Friday 10th May.

We have also produced a series of videos and resources giving guidance to help people approach this difficult subject, which can be found on our website here.