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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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News bits

  Are you taking care of your own finances? We have things you should know about state pensions, wills and allowances. More older people are living alone, with repercussions for their financial well-being. There are continuing issues with the rush to emergency hospital admissions, and long waits for discharge. Latest research on arthritis pain looks […]

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Organising a funeral

Some people like to plan their own funeral. Others don’t want to think about it and leave the organisation to family once they’ve gone. Either way, it’s surprising how much there is to think about. By Kathy Lawrence The number of decisions you need to take while organising a funeral can be quite daunting. Here’s […]

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