Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018 – What can you do?
Each year in May, Dying Matters hosts its awareness week to raise the importance of talking about death, dying and bereavement with our friends, family and loved ones and the 2018 awareness is taking place between the 14th and 20th May.
Local funeral directors - a comforting arm when you need them
Death is still such a taboo for British people and recent surveys have shown that more than 80% of us have never spoken to our loved ones about our own end of life plans. Whether it’s our own death or the death of a loved one, we don’t want to think about it however the reality is, it can be made more bearable by having a plan in place. Less than 1% of people who planned funerals for their loved ones in the last four years knew their wishes therefore by thinking about the send-off you want, this will give you added peace of mind and also provide your loved ones with extra comfort at an already difficult time.
Can you be sure your funeral costs will be covered?
A pre-paid funeral plan is an ideal way to plan ahead for your funeral. With funeral prices rising faster than inflation and interest rates, there is no guaranteed that money saved in other ways will pay the costs of a future funeral.
What is a grief journal and how does it help?
Grief is one of the most powerful emotions we experience as humans and it can be very difficult to discuss a loss with others. Writing is a tried and trusted method for helping people come to terms with the sorrow they feel at the death of a loved one.