Making Plans


We have partnered with MyWishes to help support people in Hillingdon when documenting their wishes online. MyWishes is a ‘tech for good’ platform that helps people make plans for their wishes both in the real world and online.

The service is free for everyone to use. Both the Compassionate Hillingdon team and volunteers are able to provide support to Hillingdon residents when using the platform and when printing and sharing their wishes.

Get support from compassionate friends when documenting your wishes

Trained professionals and volunteers are able to assist you and your loved ones with thinking about your wishes, documenting them and sharing them. Our Compassionate Friends are able to provide you with support face to face, over the phone or virtually (using Zoom).

Support can be provided when thinking about and making plans for your future health preferences within an advance care plan, your funeral, the accounts that you use online, your last will and testament and your bucket list.

Compassionate Neighbour helping an elderly man on a computer

Documenting your wishes and sharing them with the relevant people

Last Will & Testament

MyWishes will empower you to draft your Last Will & Testament for free. Once completed, your Last Will & Testament can be downloaded, printed and signed. This will make the document a legally binding. If you have a more complex Last Will & Testament, it can be sent to any fully qualified solicitor for review completion. Drafting your own Last Will & Testament using MyWishes and sending it to a solicitor will significantly reduce the time and therefore the costs charged by any appointed solicitor.

Goodbye Messaging Platform

Our flagship Goodbye Messaging Platform enables society to create messages that are only sent out after death. If you decide to leave one or more messages you will be able to say “goodbye” to your friends and family should something happen to you. This is ultimately a “Victorian Memory Box”, for today’s connected world. Learn more

Digital Will

“People should leave clear instructions about what should happen to their social media, computer games and other online accounts after their death”– The Law Society

Our Digital Will service will help you to create a log of all your online accounts. You may use social networks, bank online, own purchased media and own an array of other accounts that contain assets of a monetary and sentimental value.

Once you have completed your Digital Will download, print, sign and share it with the people you trust. Learn more

Funeral Wishes

If you avoid thinking about and death you will not avoid the certainty of death. If you do not document your own funeral wishes someone else (often a family member or a loved one) might make decisions based on what they think you would have wanted.

MyWishes makes it easy for you to leave directions as to what kind of ceremony you would like. You may also want to state which songs you would like to have played and even leave a message to be read or broadcast at your funeral. Learn more

Advance Care Planning

The word ‘advance care planning’ refers to the documenting and sharing of your future health and social care preferences. You can update your Advance Care Plan at any time over the course of your life. Areas that you may want to address include whether or not you would like to be an organ donor, if you have any allergies and what would be important to you if you received care at the end of your life.

Once completed your Advance Care Plan can be downloaded and shared directly with your friends, family, GP and other healthcare professionals. Learn more

Bucket List

A Bucket List is a list of things that someone would like to do before they die. A Bucket List may have a variety of items on it ranging from ‘going to the seaside with my family’ to ‘crowd surfing’.

You can make each item on your Bucket List ‘private’ or list them as ‘public’. If you make the items on your Bucket List public you will be able to share your completed goals across your social media channels. Learn more