Who we are


We can help you prepare for the end of life. How to talk about it, plan for it, and record your wishes.


We can support you to plan for your treatment and care, in case a time comes when you can’t make decisions. This helps you get the support that’s right for you, when you need it. When what matters most to you is known and recorded, it makes it easier for your family, friends and healthcare professionals to follow your wishes, giving everyone peace of mind.


We help people through our free information line, publications and resources, and through our work with diverse communities. We specialise in supporting people to make Advance Decisions (‘Living Wills’) and to talk about their goals and priorities when living with a life-changing illness. Our free MyDecisions website helps people to record their wishes for care in a legally binding way.


Our sister organisation

Compassion in Dying was founded by the membership and campaigning organisation Dignity in Dying in 2007. The two are sister organisations, and share a desire to see individual choice at the heart of end-of-life decision making. Compassion in Dying supports the uptake of existing legal rights and is not involved in Dignity in Dying’s campaign for assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults, within the last six months of life.