Friends at the End (SCIO) works to advance human rights (especially of those in need by reason of age, ill health, and other disadvantage)
We provide support to those suffering distress at and
towards the end of their lives. This includes the advancement of education relevant to the
processes of death and terminal illness and research into the causes, cures and prevention of distress in the dying and those caring for them. Our long term aim is to see the passing of assisted dying legislation, until this happens we will work to ensure that every citizen has a Good Death within the current legal framework.
We formed as a voluntary society in 2000 and received charitable status in 2018. We have supported hundreds of people through the end of their lives and been involved with the preparation of two parliamentary Bills in Scotland. We sponsor the Cross Party Group on End of Life Choices in the Scottish Parliament and our CEO is recognised as the expert on Scots Law on Assisted Dying.