I have recently finished an extensive project on End of Life care at Imperial College London with 6 colleagues (all medical students). We found that one of the reasons many people do not get access to the end-of-life experience they would like is because there is a shortage of NHS funding for the necessary care. For example, some people would need 24 hour carers to help them out at home in their last days, weeks or months.
For many, this is unattainable on public funding & unaffordable if done privately. To combat the lack of funding, a possible solution is to engage the 'free' resources we have available to us and that is the youth and non-working citizens in our local communities. Instead of using NHS funding to pay for a formal carer, simpler jobs could be performed by unpaid volunteers from within the community.
We could set up a system where people, such a medical students, college students (or anyone after being CRB checked!) could sign up (perhaps on a website or app) to volunteer their time to help with tasks around the house or even just to provide some company to older citizens who want company. People needing help could also sign up to the scheme and be matched with a volunteer (as a double sided platform). The volunteer could perhaps choose to go back to the same home to help develop rapport with the patient or their family.
To incentivise these individuals to sign up and help patients or families of patients in their last days, weeks or months, we could offer credit in the form of work experience points etc that the volunteer could put on their CV. Other than that, volunteering is also just a nice thing to do for free and can give the volunteer a sense of fulfilment- some people do genuinely enjoy helping others out of the goodness of their heart!