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Ruth leads our peer bereavement support group and shares with us a little about the group and it’s benefit.
Talking about ageing, death and dying with children can seem difficult, so we have collected a list of ten books which are a great resource for introducing the topics, and beginning the conversation about things which can be hard to talk about. The list includes books which explain the why things die, what happens at a funeral and books which explore the multitude of feelings and emoticons that can accompany death and dying.
Ruth is a Funeral Director in Guiseley, but is also a Dementia Friend. She talks to us about what being a Dementia Friend means to her, and what impact they can have on local communities.
When someone you care about is hurting it can be hard to know how to help them. Receiving gifts can be helpful for the person that is bereaved, as these can be a reminder that someone is thinking about and cares for them. Sending a token of your thoughts needn’t be expensive – below we have collected some of our favourite, inexpensive gift ideas that you might want to consider gifting.
What is a will? What is a lasting power of attorney? Maxine Heppenstall from Walker Foster solicitors breaks down these often confusing terms.
Lots of people think that words of committal spoken have to always be religious – this is not the case! Independent Funeral Director Andrew Atkins has compiled a few suggestions of non-religious words of committal.
Sarah is an independent funeral director and author of ‘Funerals Your Way’. She talks about why she became a funeral director and why she penned the funeral self-help book that has helped people make the right decisions for themselves and their families.
The words spoken at funerals can contain all manner of different thoughts and feelings. Sometimes people think that they would like some religious words spoken, but aren’t particularly sure as to which ones. Funeral Director, celebrant, and ex-minister Andre Atkins lists popular Christian scripture selections for funerals.
What is a good funeral? What, at such a difficult time can be considered a good outcome? Sarah Jones talks about the research she and her team conducted on funerals as well as engaging in evidence based practice.
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