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The Department published the fourth annual report on progress in delivering the End of Life Care Strategy, which was published in 2008.
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 End of Life Care (EoLC) strategy in 2008, the 4th 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.