CLWDW Events


Our training courses aim to help staff and volunteers to engage, inspire and empower service users and members of the public to think about, talk about and take action in relation to living, ageing, dying and grieving. The courses are free-of-charge to people living or working in Cheshire. Most of the courses take place in venues across Cheshire. The exception is the Bereavement Support course, which takes place at the Crewe Funeral Services office. All course bookings are subject to availability

All courses can be provided to public facing organisations and community groups on an in-house basis throughout Cheshire. We will deliver the course to your staff in your premises. This service is provided free-of-charge.

For further details, please contact us at PublicHealth@eolp.org.uk

Bereavment Support

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.

Duration

2 x 2 Hr Sessions (Part One followed by Part Two)

Course Overview

  • To improve understanding of the practical and legal issues following a death
  • To understand the roles of the different individuals and agencies in the days immediately following death and how their roles interact
  • To consider how bereavement affects staff and volunteers
  • To gain practical advice about how to provide comfort and support

Venue

Crewe Funeral Services offices, 250 Crewe Road, Shavington, Crewe, CW2 5AQ

Course Dates

  • Part One
    • To be confirmed
  • Part Two
    • To be confirmed
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Live for Today: Plan for Tomorrow Workshop

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.

Duration

2 Hours

Course Overview

  • Talk to experts about the intricacies of Care Fees
  • Ask Questions about Lasting Powers of Attorney, Wills and Probate
  • Discover what choices there are to celebrate your life

Course Dates

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Course Time

14:00 – 16:00

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Make A Difference: Just By Talking

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.

Duration

2 1/2 Hours

Course Overview

  • To identify the benefits of talking about end of life plans and wishes throughout the life course
  • To consider the barriers to talking about death
  • To identify ways of raising the subject and talking about end of life plans and wishes
  • To be able to signpost people to further help and advice

Venue and Course Dates / Times

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Taking Action

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.

Duration

2 1/2 Hours

Course Overview

  • To identify the barriers and benefits of talking about end of life plans and wishes
  • To improve knowledge about wills, funeral plans, planning future care and support and organ donation
  • To enable service users to raise the subject and talk about end of life plans and wishes with their family and friends throughout the life course
  • To be able to signpost people to further help and advice

Venue and Course Dates / Times

Friday 19 January 2018: 10:00am – 12:30pm, St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford

Tuesday 23 January 2018: 10:00am – 12:30pm, East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield

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