Who we are


At some point, you will have to make a decision about your healthcare. Understanding your rights to make those decisions and planning in advance can give you peace of mind.


Compassion in Dying is here to help you plan ahead to ensure your wishes will be respected. We are a national charity working to inform and empower people to exercise their rights and choices around end-of-life care.


Our vision is a world in which each individual gets the end-of-life care that is right for them.

We believe everyone should be aware of their legal rights and choices when making decisions about their treatment, including how to plan their wishes in advance 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.