We campaign to change the law to allow the choice of an assisted death for terminally ill, mentally competent adults, within upfront safeguards. You can help us make that change happen.

Under our current law, some dying people are forced to suffer against their wishes. If we can change the law no more people will die, but fewer will suffer. Change the law - take action.

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Our lives are full of moments and choices. Some big, others small. In the UK we are free to choose, that is, until the end. Read more.

Assisted Dying Bill

Lord Falconers Assisted Dying Bill was tabled in the House of Lords in June and received its Second Reading on Friday 18 July 2014. Read more.

Advance decisions

If you would like to enquire about an Advance Decision (formerly Living Wills) our partner charity Compassion in Dying will be able to help. Read more.


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3 Sep

Dignity in Dying wishes to express sadness at the death of Paul Chamberlain

Paul Chamberlain died peacefully yesterday at Sam Beare Hospice, four years after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. Paul first got in touch with the c...

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21 Aug

Britons make up one in five visitors to assisted dying clinics

Sarah Wootton, Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying: It’s important to note that the marked rise in people travelling abroad to Switzerland to die has come from...

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15 Aug

What is the role of Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying?

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22 Jul

Assisted Dying Bill passes its first major hurdle

On Friday, and following over 9 hours of debate, Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill passed its first major hurdle, Second Reading. In 2006, when Lord Joffe’s A...

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