Birmingham –  Understanding skills, confidence and what matters most on issues to do with end of life care

Help us to understand your experience of death, dying and grieving by completing a short questionnaire.

Birmingham has signed up to the Compassionate City Charter, which is focused on supporting people who are seriously ill, dying or grieving and those caring for them.

At the end of someone’s life, only 5% of care is carried by healthcare professionals. As a Compassionate City, we proactively focus on the 95% of the time people spend in their communities including schools, workplaces, public spaces etc. 

We want to ensure that wherever we can, we work as a community to reduce the taboos around death, dying and loss, so citizens of Birmingham are more confident in supporting each other during difficult times. 

We see amazing examples across the city of the warmth, care and support out in our neighbourhoods.  However, this isn’t the case for everyone, as many of us can lack the confidence and the skills needed to support our family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. 

We also want to understand what matters most to you when it comes to the experience of grieving, living with a serious illness, or caring for someone. 

One of the ways we can better understand the skills and confidence of our citizens, is via a survey called the Death Literacy Index, which was designed in collaboration with communities. 

In addition, there are a few additional questions to find out what is most important from your perspective when it comes to palliative and end of life care, death, dying, loss or caregiving.   

The survey will only take a few minutes.  You can choose to stay in touch with us, which will allow you to know the results and stay up to date with what we are doing with them.  To complete the survey please click the link below.