Planning things like what type of funeral you want and who to leave your belongings to can make your final days easier, giving you more time with family and friends.
It's important to make plans and talk
Advance care planning
Your rights at work
Concerns about dying alone
Choosing to refuse treatment
Writing a will
Make a funeral plan
You can leave written wishes about the type of funeral you want and what should happen to your body in your will, or in a separate note to give to someone you trust. This can include readings, music and hymns for example, as well as who you would like to be there.
Dying Matters has a simple form to help you set out what you want for your funeral, which you can download for free below.
You can also make arrangements well in advance with the help of a funeral director. Our guide on how to arrange a funeral has information on how to do this.