Policy paper

End of Life Care Strategy: fourth annual report

This is the fourth annual report on progress in implementing the End of Life Care Strategy, which was published in 2008.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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End of Life Care Strategy: fourth annual report

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End of Life Care Strategy: impact assessment for fourth annual report

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The End of Life Care Strategy states that, wherever possible, people should be able to spend their last days in the place of their choosing.

Most people say that they would prefer to get this support in their own home. For people who move to live in a care home, that becomes their home.

Since the launch of the strategy in 2008, the fourth annual report confirms that almost 30,000 more people have been able to die where they usually live - at home, or in a care home.

Published 15 October 2012