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Aura - a new online platform to help celebrate life and manage death

31 March 2020

A new website is launching to change the way we approach death for the better with features that help facilitate conversations, leave wishes and practical information, provide heartfelt messages and document legacies in a safe, secure space.

Written by Paul Jameson (Founder)

Online learning about the end of life

12 February 2020
by David Clark, Wellcome Trust Investigator, University of Glasgow

Talking to children about death –some picture books that might help

3 February 2020

by Maggie Jackson

Talking to children about death is not comfortable for any of us at the best of times, there is often a fear that we might upset the child or distress them unduly. Yet when a child is bereaved they too are trying to make sense of the world around them and need to find answers to their questions –however odd or startling their remarks might seem to those around them they may seem.


What Makes the Barrow So Special.

31 January 2020

Before the availability of the modern round barrow, there were two types of options for what to do with cremation ashes. At one end of the spectrum was the traditional churchyard or crematorium, and right at the other was blasting into space or having them tattooed into your skin. For everyone else, the modern Barrow offers a unique alternative. The Barrow is handcrafted from locally sourced stone, individual pieces shaped to fit each and every spot. The three chambers contain niches, nestled into the stone, where urns are placed.


Pride in Aging

13 January 2020
By Lawrie Roberts


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