Dying in Kirklees – What matters to you?

March 13, 2023

We think it’s essential that end-of-life care and bereavement support is driven by real experience. We want to make sure people in Kirklees receive the care and support they need and want and we can only do that by listening to you.


Your experiences at the heart of everything we do


That’s why we are working with Kirklees Palliative Care Partnership and The Kirkwood to understand how bereaved people feel about the care their relative or friend received before they died, and about the information and support available for bereavement in Kirklees.


Help others by sharing your experiences of supporting a loved one at the end of their life.

If you feel ready to talk

Have you recently been bereaved (expectedly or unexpectedly)? If so we sincerely thank you if you can share your views.

Share your views

  • We’d like to understand how you feel about the care your relative or friend received before they died?
  • We’d like to know more about what bereavement information and support was available. 
  • We’d like to hear what worked as well as it could and whether there was anything that could have helped to make things a little easier?

Your views will only be used to make improvements to end-of-life care and support in Kirklees.

You can share your views by:

  • Completing this anonymised survey
  • Call our friendly team on 01924 450 379 who can also signpost you to further support
  • Meet and talk with one of us face to face call 01924 450 379
  • Or by email info@healthwatchkirklees.co.uk
  • Listen online (we are also pleased to say that the survey is available via Talking News full details of how to access this are shown below.


How to Access KR Talking News Edition 74
For laptop and PC users, please use the link: http://www.bwbf.org.uk/player/?url=http://www.bwbf.org.uk/localtns/kirkleestn/TOPD_playlist.pls

For all NONE laptop/PC users, download the Talking News federation App https://www.bwbf.org.uk/tn-app/download/ and then use the link: http://www.bwbf.org.uk/localtns/kirkleestn/TOPD_winmedia.m3u

The survey closes on 30th April 2023

“It meant so much to us that the  hospice made sure  Zuri was able to  have her wish to be cared for and die at home.”

Making a difference

Already your views are making a difference and a Best Practice Steering Group has been created to make sure your voices are heard. The more feedback we hear the more we can help.

What will happen next?

Feedback will be used to make improvements to the Kirklees Care Charter which sets the standard for access to end-of-life care and support for bereavement in Kirklees. Our aim is to make sure the health and social care system looks after the bereaved.


We anticipate that 6-12 months after the closing date of this survey we will be able to share with you actions and changes that have had a positive impact and influence on how care is delivered to people who are dying in Kirklees and how support is provided to relatives or friends who may have been affected by someone’s death. We will treat your answers respectfully and sensitively. A report will be produced which will contain anonymised comments and data from this survey and we will take care not to indirectly identify anyone*. If you want to know more about how we use and store information please look at our privacy statement.

If you need support for bereavement in Kirklees the following services can also help

The Kirkwood – Caring for you

NHS Support page

Marie Curie, what to do when someone dies

Cruse bereavement support

Dying matters, let’s talk about dying resources 

The Good Grief Trust, support and services for bereaved people

You can make a difference

This survey applies if the person who died was aged 18 or over and you or they live(d) in Kirklees. All information is anonymous and will only be used to improve end-of-life care and bereavement support in Kirklees.

Share your views

If you are a support organisation or advisor working with people who have recently experienced the death of a loved one, please do get in touch. You can use our services, survey and communications toolkits to help show that you are listening to the voice of bereaved people in Kirklees.

Thank you

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