Category Archives: Wills

Let’s sing about death – the Swan Song project in Leeds

Talking about death our own, or those closest to us, is one of the hardest things anyone can do.  During Dying Matters week we’re looking at different ways of starting such a conversation. The Swan Song Project gives people facing … Continue reading

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Celebrating a life during Leeds Dying Matters week

As part of Leeds Dying Matters week one of the actions to consider is letting your loved ones know your funeral wishes: this is more than taking out a funeral plan which looks after the financial side but gives guidance … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about death – time to say goodbye

As part of Dying Matters week we’re looking at how you can help yourself, your family, your friends and your community. When someone close to us dies it can be a very stressful and confusing time, whether the death was … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about death with Leeds Dying Matters Partnership

Talking about death and dying won’t make it happen any sooner, but not talking about it won’t make it go away either.  If we start talking about dying it makes it more likely that you, or your loved one, will … Continue reading

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Dying Matters – time to say goodbye, how to have a good funeral

As Dying Matters week (8 May to 12 May) approaches we are encouraged to consider what we can do: for ourselves, our family, our friends and our community. One answer is to think about funeral plans. When you think about … Continue reading

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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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Where there’s a will there’s a way

Thousands of people die each year without having made their wills. And in many cases, the State will benefit while their families and friends lose out. While thinking, talking and planning for death may feel uncomfortable, you need to consider … 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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Why are we talking about Dying Matters in Leeds?

Talking about death and dying won’t make it happen any sooner, but not talking about it won’t make it go away. Here in Leeds, thanks to the Dying Matters Partnership, we’re trying out a new approach –the Big Conversation – … 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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