Sarah started her working life as a doctor and then she left the NHS to support adults with learning difficulties. Sarah founded Full Circle because she wanted to bring health and social care principles to funeral care and believes that with the right information and time, people can create funerals which and helpful and therapeutic. You can find our more about Sarah on her new author’s Instagram page where she shares concepts from the book and encourages gentle conversations to help people receive better support after bereavement.
Sarah wanted wrote her first book “Funerals Your Way – a Person-Centred Approach to Planning a Funeral” in September 2018 because she wanted to give people the information they need to help them to feel in control at a time that can be very challenging and bewildering. She wanted to extend the support that she provides people at Full Circle by making this self help guide) as widely available as possible.
As part of this commitment to supporting people after bereavement, Sarah has written a funeral guide to break down the funeral arrangement process into simple steps, and to provide accessible information about funeral choices
This short book gives you the knowledge, suggestions and step-by-step guidance you need to create a funeral which truly reflects the person who has died. It will help you if you want to express your own wishes, want to have a meaningful conversation with someone close to you or if you need to arrange a funeral at need. It is designed to support people who intend to use the services of a funeral director but would also give inspiration to those who would rather not.
“Funerals Your Way” is available as a paperback, eBook or as an audiobook. The next edition is current bring written (hopefully to be finished off sitting in the sunshine over the holiday period) and will then also be available from your local bookstore.
Barbara Chalmers, Founder, Final Fling end-of-life planning website
Also, it’s currently a best seller on Amazon no less!”
Chief Executive, National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF)
You might also be interested to read what other professionals thought about the guide.
Please get in touch
If you have read the guide and have some feedback then please do get in touch. I am always delighted to hear when it has been useful but also grateful when people take the time to reach out and make suggestions about how it can be improved!
Alternatively, f you are in Yorkshire and would like to pop in to one of our services to collect a copy then you will be very welcome! We are in Guiseley, Leeds, Harrogate and Halifax and the kettle is usually on (with Yorkshire Tea, of course).