Introducing the Anne Robson Helpline

If you or someone close to you is dying, you can talk to us.

At the Anne Robson Trust we aim to be there to listen to anyone who faces dying or the imminent death of someone they care about. We know that facing the end of life can leave you feeling isolated and alone. 

Being able to access support is so important. Gaining knowledge of what may happen towards the end of life and being prepared helps both the person dying and their loved ones to feel a sense of control.

Calls are free and confidential. Call us on 0808 801 0688 – we have time to talk

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The need to support and empower people who are dying has never been greater:

  • Almost 700,000 people die every year in the UK, a figure set to rise to 750,000 by 2030. 
  • In a recent survey, over 70% of people questioned said they fear being helpless and dependent more than they fear death itself.

Our vision is to ensure every person receives the compassion, comfort, and companionship they wish for at the end of their life. 

While many services exist to support those who are bereaved, there is very little available for the period before someone dies, helping people to cope when a death is anticipated. We are the only national charity in the UK providing emotional support to anyone with a terminal diagnosis, and those caring for them. Our work is attracting attention and our founder, Liz Pryor, was awarded an MBE this year for services to end of life care. 

We work with NHS Trusts to train volunteers, who sit with hospital patients in the last days and hours of their life to provide company and companionship, so they know they are not alone. We also run a free national Helpline service providing support for anyone approaching the end of their life, and their loved ones. We understand the pressures of caring for people who are nearing the end of life.

“I called the helpline when my husband of 43 years was nearing the end of his life. We had a wonderful life together and I was scared to let go and overwhelmed. To have someone to talk to, who understands is worth so much.” Helpline caller