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  • SUPPORT OTHERS Supporting each other in emotional and practical ways
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  • Being clear about our preferences means that when we die,
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  • Many of us will eventually need to be cared for.
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  • Writing a will and sorting out your financial affairs can
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  •   Talking is important. Our plans and wishes are more
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Feature

Talking about life and death
'Talking about life and death' is a film about a knowledge exchange event involving representatives from Cheshire West and Chester Older People’s Network and Library Service.

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View the film in the resouces section >

Training courses

Just by Talking

Just By Talking courses

This course will enable staff and volunteers to discuss death, dying and loss and promote health and wellbeing with service users.
Find out more on the training page >

 

Shall we talk?

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We can come and talk to your group, club or association.
Find out more about our talks >

Resources

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The resources section contains videos to watch, items to print and even the odd celebrity joke about life, age, death and loss. Find out more in the resources section >

News

  • Crafting Memory Sessions at Purple Onion +

    Cheshire Living Well Dying Well have been working with local charity Purple Onion bringing Crafting Memories to their group. Purple Read More
  • Introducing Three New Team Members +

    The Partnership welcomes three new team members. Laura Farmer, Emma Dixon and Jill Cox will work alongside team members to develop links Read More
  • Chelford Compassionate Community +

    Community organisations and residents in Chelford are currently working with Cheshire Living Well, Dying Well to enable Chelford to become Read More
  • VOLUNTEERS GETS ARTY FOR EXHIBITION +

    Ten of our Community Ambassadors got busy crafting a 6’x4’ canvas for display at the famous Whitworth Art Gallery, at Read More
  • Reflections and highlights of Dying Matters Awareness Week +

    Every year in May, Dying Matters and a wide range of partners including the Cheshire Living Well, Dying Well (CLWDW) Read More
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Cheshire - Living Well, Dying Well

Chelford Compassionate Community

Community organisations and residents in Chelford are currently working with Cheshire Living Well, Dying Well to enable Chelford to become a ‘Compassionate Community’. One of the key areas, identified by community members, is wanting to tackle loneliness and social isolation and to help the community to feel more confident about helping and supporting each other.

Chelford Tennent’s And Residents Association known as CTARA, felt Cheshire Living Well, Dying Well’s Crafting Memories Project would help create an ideal opportunity for their residents and the wider community to engage (some for the first time) in crafting activities, whilst building confidence to share what is important to them. 

By establishing the group it is hoped that people will build new friendships, improve their social network and also feel more confident to ask for and provide support and advice to each other. Initially the group began with a six week programme each week having an important topic such as remembering someone that has died, or thinking about their hopes and wishes for the future. The group then began making their own cushions, memory boxes, memory candles, ‘All About me’ folders and a group Canvas of a tree representing the changing community over the six weeks. The participants recounted the sessions:

‘It got the grey matter working’  ‘mentally keeping us alert’ ‘meeting friends’ ‘working together as a group’ ‘ sat and made extra friends’ ‘done things I didn’t know I could’ ‘ learning about other people’s loves’ ‘Enjoyable’ ‘brought people together’ ‘Learning about other people: their lives and thoughts’ ‘talking about death and planning for later life in an informal situation’

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Pictured above; members of the Chelford Tennent’s And Residents Association

The group are completing their canvas before planning other activities over the summer such as gardening, flower arranging, bird tables for the community, harvest festival, twiddle muffs for those in the community with dementia and crochet poppies for Remembrance Day. The group now plan to continue every Friday 10am -12pm at Astle Court Community Room, Elmstead Road in Chelford.  The sessions are free to attend.

 

Please contact CLWDW if you would like further information and we can signpost to the group members.