In response to COVID-19, Friends at the End (FATE) has been awarded funding to help people to put their end of life care plans in place.
Formed in 2000 and awarded charitable status in 2018, FATE is based in Glasgow and work with people throughout Scotland, with membership across the UK. They plan to use this funding to help support more people (especially those in need due to age, ill health, and other disadvantages) to document their end-of-life wishes, by assisting with the preparation of Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, and Advance Statements, amongst others.
These services are already offered to members (via a telephone advice line, video conferencing and newsletters), and FATE also covers the associated legal and registration fees for those who otherwise could not afford it. This funding allows them to provide these services to a wider audience, especially during the current pandemic, where people may suddenly have to consider these matters with little warning.
For further information, including how to access FATE’s services, please visit their COVID-19 webpage.