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Hi <<First Name>>,

We're counting down the days until Dying Matters Awareness Week, r
unning from 10 - 16 May 2021, and we want to make sure that you have got all you need to make it one to remember. 

Today we're sharing some useful stats and facts for you to use as part of your Dying Matters Awareness Week activity, as well as a reminder to register your event on the Dying Matters website
#InAGoodPlace: Stats and facts
Want more information on how to talk about what it means to be in a good place when we die? These stats and facts around the Dying Matters theme are for you to use however you wish as part of your Dying Matters Awareness Week activity. 
  • A year on from the first lockdown, we have seen 60,000 excess deaths at home - that's more than 1,000 additional people dying in their homes every week, compared to pre-pandemic. 
  • Well beyond COVID-19, research suggests that the number of deaths in homes will increase by almost 90% in England and Wales by 2040. 
  • We know that when asked, more than four in five people say they would prefer to die at home. But we don't know enough about the reality of what this looks like.
  • Nearly a quarter of UK adults are uncomfortable thinking about their own death and end of life issues. 
  • Unlike other countries, the UK public do very little to prepare for the end of their life, even in later years. Three quarters (74%) of people haven't written down their wishes or told people what they would prefer at the end of life. 
  • That's why Dying Matters is working to establish a clearer picture of what is going on behind the surge of people dying at home, and making sure that the right care and support is in place for people at the end of life. 
If you're in Scotland...

During the pandemic in 2020, 32% of all deaths in Scotland were at home, a huge increase from 23% in 2016.

Research suggests that if current pre-pandemic trends continue, 29% of deaths in Scotland are predicted to be at home by 2040. 
If you're in Wales...

In 2020, more than 17,500 people in Wales died in the place they call home. 

29% of all deaths in Wales were in people's own homes during 2020. 
You'll also find these stats within our Dying Matters sharable presentation, available to download from our website. 
Download the Dying Matters presentation (PDF)
Download the Dying Matters presentation (Powerpoint)
Planning an event for #DMAW21?
Connect with people around the UK and share tips and tricks on running events by joining the Dying Matters Event Hosts Facebook Group. 
If you're planning to run an event as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, make sure to add your event to the Dying Matters website. From webinars to workshops, film screenings and everything in between, we'd love to hear from you. Plus it helps us to know what is going on around the UK. 
Register your event now
Don't forget...
Have you downloaded your Dying Matters Resource pack yet? Filled with messaging, graphics and images, social media headers, this pack is for you to use in the run up to and during the week, and we've also got a version in Welsh
Download your resource pack now
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