One in six families are facing debt and distress after arranging a funeral. Vital government help with basic funeral costs was capped at £700 in 2003, far less than the cost of the most basic funeral.
Now campaigners, charities and funeral industry are calling on the Chancellor Philip
Murder and unexplained death was the topic of Byw Nawr’s event on the Welsh Government stand at last week’s National Eisteddfod held at Bodedern in Anglesey.
The Eisteddfod is a major event held entirely through the medium of Welsh in a different location in Wales every year and is
Dr Hywel Francis, Chair of Byw Nawr, has welcomed the Welsh Governent's announcement of an additonal £1 million in funding for end of life care in Wales. Dr Francis said "This is excellent news. Byw Nawr has always appreciated the Welsh Government’s commitment to
My family thought chairs were evil.
At least that is what I concluded as a kid – it was how I rationalised their inability to sit down. Four decades later, whilst my siblings and I faffed around in the kitchen of the old family home, my mum cried as illness forced her to occupy a chair.
Dozens of people across Derby and Derbyshire gathered together to promote the importance of sharing your end of life wishes, for Dying Matters Awareness Week.
Members of the Derbyshire Alliance for End of Life Care joined up for the #Derbysares relay, which saw a banner carrying the end of life
‘I’m so glad it’s all in order now’: Catherine shares her experiences for Dying Matters Week
“I want to wear colourful clothing at my funeral and for my ashes to be scattered in the river at Appleby; that’s where my heart is.”
A guest blog from Chris Millard, CEO of the Institute of Legacy Management
Why now is the time to write your Will
This year, Dying Matters Week focuses on what you can do to help others cope with dying, death and bereavement. This can mean a range of things such as helping
Digwyddiad Blynyddol Byw Nawr (Dying Matters yng Nghymru)
Stadiwm Swalec, Caerdydd Iau 11 Mai 2017 10:00-15:45
Byw yn dda, Gadael Cymynrodd
Beth allwch chi ei wneud? Beth allwn ni ei wneud gyda’n gilydd?
By Katie Hetherington
Death, dying, the great unknown is a topic often avoided. We shy away from it and we sweep it under the carpet. But the secret to facing death is in the art of living.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just
The Salford art work created for the Dying Matters campaign is collaborative work and the sessions become a form of healing and commemoration. The art work is a memorial tapestry where we celebrate the people we love and lost.
Each person is asked to think of a