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


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.


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 >



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 >


  • 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

    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

Crafting Memory Sessions at Purple Onion

Lady Verdin TrustCheshire Living Well Dying Well have been working with local charity Purple Onion bringing Crafting Memories to their group.

Purple Onion, which is part of Lady Verdin’s Trust, supports adults and children with all degrees of learning disability, Autistic Spectrum disorders including Asperger's syndrome, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), other physical disabilities and mental health needs.

Maggie Williams, Activity Co-ordinator, said “We believe that all people have the same human value and rights and should be given the same opportunities for personal development. We support people to live independent, fulfilling lives in their local communities. Crafting memories enables us to bring together the group around a fun activity to talk about difficult subjects in a warm and supportive environment.”

Frances Underhill, MacMillan Public Health and Wellbeing Officer, CLWDW said “It has been a pleasure working with the Purple Onion, the group welcomed an opportunity to remember loved ones by making Memory Candles. The crafting environment gave the group the confidence to talk about people that matter to them, the shared experience also showed them that they are not alone and had all been touched by death and dying. The conversations also gave way to thoughts about to their own future and wishes and how to live life to the full."

Purple Onion are open Monday - Wednesday 10:00am to 4:00pm and Thursdays 10:00am - 3:00pm, closed Fridays, with a variety of sessions and services including arts and crafts, reading group, games, and lunchtime support. They also hold twice monthly discos at The Crossville Club in Crewe and are working with Tesco each week in relation to healthy eating.

For further information and to book an activity please contact Maggie on 01270 653908. For more information on the Lady Verdin Trust.