Additional Resources

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Additional Resources

Organisations we partner with

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End of Life Doula UK

End of Life Doula UK, is a sister organisation to LWDW Training and part of the Living Well Dying Well Network. It is a not for profit association for Doula members who have been trained by or are in training with LWDW Training. It also provides information about End of Life Doulas to the public, healthcare professionals and the media.

Recommended Funeral Directors

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Brighton & Hove

Arka Funerals

Arka is one of Britain's most distinctive, forward looking and intelligent funeral directors, an influential agent of change. Cara and her team are dedicated in supporting you to create a send-off that is rich and right and real and transformative of grief.  They focus from the very outset on the ceremony you want to create.

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Tooting, London

Poppy's

Poppy's are London-based ethical funeral directors. We care about doing the right thing – creating a funeral that’s right for you, for the person who’s died and for the planet. Find out about our approach and read our Talking Death blog on all matters to do with death, dying and end of life.

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Totnes

Heart & Soul Funerals

Heart & Soul Funerals is an award winning funeral company. Modern and independent, our aim is to help you to create whatever kind of funeral is just right for each person. Traditional, modern or green, these reflect the life, character and beliefs of the person who has died.

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Manchester & West Yorkshire

Natural Endings Funerals

Natural Endings are a progressive female led undertakers in Manchester and West Yorkshire. They are a small team that take care of all aspects of death care , funerals and other death related rituals. They believe that family and community involvement leads to the best funerals. They are happy to support family led/diy funerals and hire their space and facilities to people. At their ceremony space in Todmorden they host many death education events, art exhibitions, well being and other types of ritual events.

Organisations that have helped us

We are grateful to the following donors who have given grants to support the work of Living Well Dying Well in our work.

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With thanks to

Sussex Community Foundation

Kindly supported us in our early developmental stage and more recently to help us implement an integrated & responsive training and support programme. Thank you!

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With thanks to

Lottery Community Fund

Useful Organisations

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Death Café

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Their objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.  A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. When searching for a café near you, remember to put “uk” after the town in the search box as it is an international site.
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Grief Encounter

Helps support bereaved children who have suffered the death of a parent or sibling. It offers a flexible and accessible bereavement service which aims to professionally care and respond to the needs of each service user. We aim to support every family with an individual approach. Included is a ‘Teen Blog’ section that has a collection resources for teenagers.
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The Natural Death Centre

A social, entrepreneurial, educational charity that gives free, impartial advice on all aspects of dying, bereavement and consumer rights.
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Asbestos.com

Since 2006, Asbestos.com has served as an advocacy center that provides hope and delivers quality resources and information for patients and loved ones coping with mesothelioma. Our vision is a world where everyone with mesothelioma has free access to information, services and support to overcome this disease and live longer, healthier lives alongside their loved ones.
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Stories for Life

We believe everyone has a story to tell.
Our mission is to give everyone nearing the end of their life the opportunity to record their life stories and memories on audio. Leaving their voice as a treasured legacy for families and friends.  To make this possible, we train and support a network of talented and passionate Life Biographers in care and community settings.  They record each life story with compassion and care, capturing memories, moments and the voice of the ‘storyteller’. Our service is simple and free of charge so that as many people as possible who are end of life can benefit.
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Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief

Working to make Scotland a place where there is more openness about death, dying and bereavement.
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The Dying Matters

Set up in 2009 by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) to promote public awareness of dying, death and bereavement. Its mission is “to support changing knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards death, dying and bereavement, and through this to make ‘living and dying well’ the norm”.
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What Matters Now

Provides free personal websites for people whose lives have been affected by serious illness or injury.  They provide this service to support you and your family and friends as you face life-changing illness together. Their intention is to help people to be surrounded by the love and support and have the space for reflection when facing a life changing situation. Your personal website can be used to share updates, guide meaningful conversations, receive messages of love and encouragement, and let people know how they can help.
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