Category Archives: End of life planning

Dying Matters display at Leeds City Museum Leeds Stories Gallery

On the lead up to Dying Matters week 8 – -12 May why not take a look at this fascinating exhibition. “Death is one of those experiences that is both very personal and can unite people the world over. But even … Continue reading

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Supporting #hellomynameis at Leeds City Council

Hello, my name is Rebecca Charlwood. I am the Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults, the Chair of Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board and a local councillor for Moortown. The sad news of Dr Kate Granger’s death on the … Continue reading

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Don’t leave it unsaid says poet Ian McMillan as part of the Dying Matters in Leeds Big Conversation

‘I’m happy to support this campaign because dying is part of everyday life, and the more we talk about it the less scary it gets; and I’ve made a will because then my loved ones will have one less thing … Continue reading

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It was good to talk – BME: “Our Health, Our conversations”

27th April 2016 saw Leeds Social Care Community Forum Conference at Leeds Civic Hall. This year the conference focussed on conversations about Real Health and Real Experiences. It included a programme of speeches, workshops, information and advice stalls and Q&A sessions on four topics; … Continue reading

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Talk, plan, live – why making a will is one of the most important things to do

Writing a will may not be one of life’s most enjoyable tasks but it’s arguably one of the most significant and enduring acts of our lives. Yet, in the UK today only 3 in 10 of us have written a … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the city one LEGO brick at a time and planning Darth Vader’s funeral – It’s all in a days work

“You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than you can from a lifetime of conversation” – Plato Carole Clark, Leeds City Council Ageing Well Officer, tells us about her experience using LEGO® Serious Play® to … Continue reading

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A unique tribute to a unique life – A day in the life of a Funeral Director

                        Ever wondered what work is like in the funeral industry? For Dying Matters awareness week I spoke to Phil Barr, Regional Manager at The Co-operative Funeralcare. I asked Phil … Continue reading

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