Friday, 17 May 2013

Death Cafe in London with Kate Hambleton and Tony Piper

St Joseph’s Hospice calls on community to talk about death and dying
St Joseph’s Hospice is hosting a Living and Dying Well Roadshow on Friday 17 May from 11am-2pm as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Twenty local organisations including City & Hackney Mind, Richard House, Macmillan and Marie Curie will be showcasing the vast range of local services available to people affected by long term and life limiting conditions. Visitors can have enjoy free complementary therapy sessions and listen to live music performed by City of London Sinfonia who will be performing the premiere of a St Joseph’s song which has been written over the course of a number of workshops, by patients, staff and volunteers at the hospice, led by composer John K Miles.

Visitors can also take part in a Death Café scheduled at 1pm and hosted by Kate Hambleton, St Joseph’s Hospice and Tony Piper, Down to Earth.

For more information about this event, contact Noleen Turner on or telephone 020 8525 3139.

St Joseph’s Hospice provides a broad range of services to enrich the lives of patients and their families from the diverse communities of east and north-east London. St Joseph’s end of life care is available to all those who can benefit from it, working to meet all the needs of patients, including those which reflect their ethnic, cultural or religious heritage. All services are provided free. St Joseph’s is a charity and depends on the generosity of its supporters to enable it to continue its work.

Set up by the National Council for Palliative Care in 2009, (NCPC) the Dying Matters Coalition aims to encourage people to talk about their own end of life issues with friends, family and loved ones in order to make ‘a good death’ possible for the 500,000 people who die in England each year.

Research for Dying Matters has found that many people have specific wishes about their end of life care or what they would like to happen to them after their death, but a reluctance to discuss these issues makes it much less likely that these will be met. There is a major mismatch between people’s preferences for where they would like to die and their actual place of death: 70% of people would prefer to die at home but more than half currently die in hospital.

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