Heather Kennedy works for anti-poverty charity Quaker Social Action (QSA) on their Fair Funerals campaign. She believes that bereaved people on low incomes have been forgotten for too long, saying: "If the government and the funeral industry are going to tackle funeral poverty, it will be
Mayfest is Bristol's unique annual festival of contemporary theatre. As part of the fourth Public Health & Palliative Care International Conference, which takes place in Bristol from 13-15 May, and to coincide with Dying Matters Awareness Week (18 - 24 May), Mayfest this
Karin Jashapara (pictured) is the founder of the Play of Light theatre company, which uses shadow puppets to prompt dialogue about dying and death. Ahead of two performances of her play 'Death in a Nut' during Dying Matters Awareness Week (18-24 May 2015), Karin talks about her latest
Louise Ryder is a partner in Love in Print, which has been creating bespoke stationery for funerals for more than 20 years. A designer by background, Louise began working on funeral stationery designs after her mother, a funeral director, complained about the lack of choice available. Louise seeks
Professor Keri Thomas, National Clinical Director of the Gold Standards Framework Centre, the UK’s leading provider of training for generalist health and social care professionals working in end of life care, writes about how embracing mortality as a society can transform the care people
Soul midwife and artist Antonia Rolls is one of the organisers of Dying to Know, an ambitious one-day event in Bournemouth later this month which takes dying and death as its focus. She tells us what attendees can expect.
Dying to Know will be a wonderful, informative, moving, straight-
Author and psychotherapist Sue Brayne, pictured below, is bringing her expertise to the UK’s waterway network via series of pop-up Death Cafes. She tells Dying Matters why a narrowboat makes the perfect venue for contemplating your mortality.
I fell in love with the UK’s
Solicitor and Dying Matters trustee Gary Rycroft says increased interaction between health care providers and the legal system around the Mental Capacity Act would hugely benefit people approaching the end of life.
For me, the law is all about empowerment and the freedom of
Hilary Robinson is the author of more than 40 books for young children. Her book, The Copper Tree, was the first of a series of picture-books tackling challenging social issues such as prejudice, adoption and bereavement. In a blog first posted on PictureBookDen, Hilary talks about how she drew on
"It's the most wonderful time of the year!" So the song goes. But the festive season can be anything but festive for someone who has suffered a close bereavement, whether it occurred recently or years ago. For many, their loved one's absence is felt more keenly when the