We need to talk about death. And if the largest circulation and most conservative daily newspaper – The Telegraph – is talking about it, we think this is a good day.
Ruth Woods reports sensitively on David’s family and how they approached his end of life with spirit and love.
She talks to Hermione Elliot of Living Well Dying Well about the training she provides for death doulas to support people at the end of life.
She talks to Jon Underwood about the rise and rise of the Death Cafe.
She writes about us: Of course death, like birth, does not always go to plan. All the more reason, then, to make it part of common conversation, says Barbara Chalmers, founder of award-winning website finalfling.com. Here people can get help to get their affairs in order, write bucket lists, upload precious photos, tell their life stories and even plan their final farewells.
“We want to be to death what Mumsnet is to birth,” says Ms Chalmers, a communications consultant whose website gets 8,000 visitors a month. “This is going to be a massive movement within the next 10 years. “
Well, we continue to hope so!