This week, Kate Clark from Pushing Up the Daisies, shares her experience and tips for care after death at home. Kate has experience of caring for family members at home after death and also brings her expertise as a nurse. She reminds us: “caring for someone at home after death isn’t anything new, rather it’s a […]
At the end of 2015, Scottish Government commissioned Citizens Advice Scotland to produce a report about the cost of funerals in Scotland. Final Fling met with authors John Birrell and Fraser Sutherland in December to talk ‘funeral poverty’ and feed into the report.
SunLife’s annual Cost of Dying 2015 report is out. And the good news is, the cost of dying is down by a whole £300. Which would be great except that’s down to £8,126. Ouch. Within that figure, the cost of a basic funeral is up to £3,693 and a quarter of the total cost, around £2,000 is for “the send-off”.
This summer, Emily did a guest blog for us about the notion of funeral crowdfunding and whether this might some day come to pass. This week, we were contacted by Flendr who are offering to help with just that.
The Ideal Death Show is a weekend gathering of entrepreneurs, pioneers and progressives from the funeral industry. At the Ideal Death Show you can talk about bereavement, funeral planning and the more unusual ways that people are choosing to mark their own passing. We pick the best lecturers to talk about topics like what it feels like […]
Final Fling is the Marketplace for business when it comes to end of life. Our award-winning website welcomes thousands of visitors every month; active planners who are managing end-of-life plans and ‘shopping around’ in our Marketplace.
For Dying Matters Awareness Week, we thought it would be good to introduce a Funeral Director. We’ve chosen Lucy Jane who started the Individual Funeral Company in Oxford only 15 months ago. Find Lucy and funeral directors near you on our Marketplace.
Earlier this year, Wallace Stuart funeral directors won the award for “Most Promising New Funeral Directors 2014”. We asked Lel and Sarah why them and asked what they’ve learned so far.
Thanks to our friends at Winston’s Wish for sharing their thoughts on how to offer a child support around the death of a parent.
Ru and Claire Callander of The Green Funeral Company, field-leaders as Funeral Directors, share their thoughts on what makes a good funeral. Find out about their inspiring moments and disappointing moments.
The Final Fling team trained in care of a dead body as part of a Green Fuse funeral director course: Care of the Body with expert Angie McLachlan. Angie, like the team from Green Fuse is very sympathetic, thoughtful, respectful and skilled in every aspect of care for a body after death. Here, Angie tells us a bit about her unusual line of business and how her invention, Ichabod, helps bring Care of the Body to life.
It can be helpful to take the burden off family by paying for a funeral – or the core costs – up front. Find out what a funeral plan covers.
Death and loss It’s a sad truth, but the fact is we’re all living and we’re all dying. As difficult as it may be to accept, death is an inevitable part of life. At Final Fling we don’t waste time dwelling on the negative of this, instead we see death as the counterpoint that makes […]
So who does what at a funeral? There are various roles that we expand on elsewhere. This is your at-a-glance guide: Remember, you don’t have to use ANY professionals. There is nothing to stop you doing all this yourself if you’d rather. Funeral Directors : takes care of arranging the funeral from collection of the […]
These days, we often look upon a funeral as a celebration of life as well as an opportunity to mourn a death.
Funeral, ceremony, wake, memorial… whatever you call it, these goodbyes are all ‘rites of passage’ – events for friends and families to come together after a death to say farewell and honour a life. Ceremonies called ‘life celebrations’ may also be held before a death.