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End of life

From understanding final wishes to knowing what to do when someone dies, we talk about it all here

Dealing With the Loss of a Loved One

Collaborative Post Dealing with the death of a loved one is one of the hardest experiences in life. Obviously, you have the emotional side to process and this can be incredibly difficult and is very rarely linear. In addition to this, you then have all of the practicalities to manage and this can make the […]

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How to make a funeral feel more personal

Collaborative Post Planning a funeral is no easy feat and with a long list of things to organise while you’re adjusting to life without your loved one, it can feel like a monumental task. If the deceased was older, or their death was expected, they may have created a funeral plan. However, this isn’t always […]

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Memorial slideshow: a sweet way to say your final goodbye

Collaborative Post The loss of a loved one is always devastating. There is no way to cushion that blow, but there are ways that can help you process the grief. One of such ways is creating a memorial slideshow to honor the one who has passed away. A tribute video is an opportunity to show […]

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How to find grief counselling

In an ideal world, we get to say goodbye to our parents with love and kindness in the most peaceful of settings as they drift gently away. But that’s not the reality for many of us. Circumstances and conditions often make our parting painful and difficult. Dementia regular delivers a long-drawn-out loss of a parent, […]

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Why Are Direct Cremations Good Alternatives To Traditional Funerals?

Collaborative Post COVID-19 has been a tremendous driving force behind the change in the way people have funerals today. It is not only because of the new restrictions against the number of people permitted at a funeral but also because of the higher costs involved and the time limit for planning. A preferred route to […]

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Coping with grief

We all deal with grief differently. Arranging a funeral and managing an estate can keep us busy for a while, but once the practical steps are organised, there is still the emotion of loss to deal with. What is grief? Grief is completely normal. It may affect you through a whole range of emotions, including […]

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Funerals during the coronavirus lockdown in the UK

Update 28 May 2020 As the UK starts to come out of lockdown, the government has published new guidance for England. The advice is much the same as we’ve outlined below. Funerals are still limited in numbers attending and social distancing must be observed. Online books of condolence are one of the ways that are […]

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A guide to scattering ashes in the UK

Collaborative Post It is quite common for people to wonder how to scatter ashes.  It is not something we do every day or something we openly talk about. Yet the spreading of the ashes of a loved one is a significant event and one that needs to capture the precious moment of letting go off […]

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