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Life Radio interviews for Dying Matters Awareness Week

25 May 2021
For Dying Matters Awareness Week 2021, Life Radio featured a series of interviews with people from the sector, based around each of the daily themes. 

 

“The way it happened was as good as it could have been,” - David's story

14 May 2021
“I'm sure that I'm sure that a more open conversation about what happens when people die, would overall be of benefit to everybody.”
 
 
 

"Death isn't something that happens at a distance from life. It's very much a part of it.” - Ellie's Story

12 May 2021
"She was really honest about it. She didn't try and cover anything up."
 
 
Ellie's mum was a single mum to four children. She had been unwell for a long time, but received a terminal cancer diagnosis at the age of 64 when Ellie was only 17 years old. 
 

A day in the life of a Soul Midwife

30 March 2021
By Felicity Warner
 
Soul Midwives (SM) are holistic and spiritual companions to anyone facing the end of life and there are more than 900 of us now in the UK.
 
You’ll find us working in hospitals, hospices, care homes and out in the community within people’s homes
 

Tracy Gough - from nurse to author

16 February 2021
Tracy Gough is a Registered Nurse and best-selling author having written My Dementia Journey...one step at a time and Gone But Not Forgotten. Coping With Bereavement After Dementia. 
 

Will I inherit my grandparent’s estate where my parent has predeceased?

16 February 2021
Eleanor Goodridge, solicitor in the contested wills team at top 100 UK law firm Hugh James, considers what happens to an inheritance to a child who has predeceased.
 
A question that I frequently get asked when dealing with will disputes is; “What will happen to my mum/dad’s inheritance as they died before my grandparent?”
 

Managing grief at Christmas

16 December 2020

Hospice UK's Digital Marketing Officer, Jo Jones, has written this useful article about finding support and managing grief at Christmas. 

 

Christmas can be a stressful period even at the best of times but coping with a loss at this time of year can really test the strongest of people. The festive season can be one of the most difficult times of the year for those grieving.

Sweep by Tony Collard

20 November 2020
Many years ago my wife and I were owned by a cat called Sweep.   
 
She had been named by our young daughter.   
 
Often, whilst sitting in my favourite easy chair at home, Sweep would jump up and lie along the length of my upper right leg – I am quite tall,   With her head on my knee she either slept or watched comings and goings from her vantage point.
 

3 reasons why you shouldn’t put your grief on hold

3 November 2020
CruseScotland Bereavement Specialist, Audrey Holligan, was inspired to help people who had suffered loss and bereavement, particularly children, after tragically losing her parents and most of her family by the tender age of 12. 
 

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