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Welcome for a Compassionate Country

2 July 2018


Vaughan Gething, AM (left), Prof. Hywel Francis (right) 

Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething’s ambition to designate Wales as a Compassionate Country has been warmly welcomed by Byw Nawr, the end of life care coalition in Wales.

Professor Hywel Francis, chair of Byw Nawr, said:

“We will enthusiastically work with Welsh Government to achieve Vaughan Gething’s ambition for a Compassionate Country.

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Planning ahead can bring peace of mind

12 June 2018
Few of us like to think that a time may come when we are no longer able to manage our own affairs or make decisions about how we live our lives.
Yet planning ahead for such an eventuality can bring peace of mind – to ourselves, our family and our friends.

Weddings and Wills

18 May 2018

Much has been made of the clash between the wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle with the FA Cup Final on Saturday 19th May, but to date the juxtaposition with Dying Matters Awareness Week has been largely overlooked. Which is a shame, as marriage and death are two milestone life events, although they are to be distinguished from each other in that one is optional and sometimes multiple and the other is inevitable and with no second chance available.

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Byw Nawr welcomes extra Welsh Government funding for end of life care

7 August 2017

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 improving end of life care, and this additional spending will make a big difference to people across Wales.

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I’m so glad it’s all in order now

4 May 2017

‘I’m so glad it’s all in order now’: Catherine shares her experiences for Dying Matters Week

 


 

Why now is the time to write your will

3 May 2017

A guest blog from Chris Millard, CEO of the Institute of Legacy Management

 

 

Why now is the time to write your Will

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Digwyddiad Blynyddol Byw Nawr - Annual Byw Nawr Event

28 March 2017

 
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?
 
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How a photo can change our view of death

22 November 2016

With World Aids Day coming up next week, it's worth looking at a powerful, upsetting photo. 

 


Photo: Therese Frare

 

Byw Nawr at the Senedd, November 29

10 November 2016

Digwyddiad Addewidion Byw Nawr

Tachwedd 29th, 12yp – 2yp

Y Oriel, Senedd, Bae Caerdydd

 

Bydd y sesiwn yma yn rhoi cyfle i chi ganfod rhagor am waith Byw Nawr, sydd yn cynnig cymorth i bobl yng Nghymru baratoi ar gyfer Diwedd Oes a sicrhau eich cymynrodd boed hynny yn ddigidol neu drwy adrodd stori.

Dewch i gyfarfod Pwyllgor Llywio Byw Nawr ar y stondinau gwybodaeth ac arwyddo ymgyrch ‘Rwy’n addo’ Byw Nawr.

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A frame across time

7 November 2016


Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian

Photographs have a great power because of the detail they catch

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