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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

Training Courses

"Friends against Scams"

‘Friends against Scams’ are running a one hour presentation for anyone working with vulnerable service users, those that are elderly, those with disabilities or are house bound and socially isolated. The session will give understanding to prevent the vulnerable becoming victims of scams such as cold callers, telephone scams, junk mail and so forth.

The session is followed by an overview of our Community Ambassador programme.

2:00pm - 3:30pm

9 November 2017

Winterley Grange

Wheelock Heath Business Court

Sandbach CW11 4RQ

 

Make A Difference Just By Talking

 

Description

Many people are unprepared for their own or their loved ones death: wills have not been written and end of life plans and wishes not discussed.

Death is not an easy thing to discuss but peace of mind, quality of care and living well depend on us being able to talk about it openly and sensitively throughout the life course.

This course will enable staff and volunteers to discuss death, dying and loss and promote health and wellbeing with service users.

 

Taking Action

 

Description

Many people are unprepared for their own or their loved ones death. Consequently, it is important that more is done to encourage the public to think about, talk about and take action in relation to death, dying and loss throughout the life course.
 
The course will equip staff and volunteers to raise awareness and promote action about important end of life plans and wishes with service users. The course includes information about making a will, making a funeral plan, planning future care and support, organ donation and informing family members or friends about plans and wishes throughout the life course.

 

Live for Today; Plan for Tomorrow Workshop

 

Description

Writing a Will, Lasting Power of Attorney and sorting out your financial affairs can bring peace of mind. Doing these things throughout our life means that we are prepared if the unexpected happens. This informal and interactive course considers how to go about this and includes a question and answer session with a solicitor and financial adviser.

The course will enable members of the public to learn about what happens to their dependents, money, property and possessions after death and how Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney ensure that wishes are carried out.

 

Bereavement Support

 

Description

Understanding the roles of individuals and agencies in the days immediately following death can help carers provide a professional and sensitive response to bereaved relatives. The course will focus on the role of the undertaker, the care of the deceased, the purpose and procedures of embalming, the preparation for the funeral, post funeral actions and much more.

It is important that staff and volunteers are able to offer comfort and support to bereaved families and friends. This course will raise awareness of the procedures following bereavement and provide the necessary knowledge and skills to offer practical advice to relatives.

This course is provided by representatives of Crewe Funeral Services in support of the Cheshire Living Well Dying Well Partnership.

This course is held at Crewe Funeral Services offices, 250 Crewe Road, Shavington, Crewe, CW2 5AQ.