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Planning Your Own Funeral guide published

The Scottish Government have today published a guide to Planning Your Own Funeral.

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The short booklet takes people through what they should consider when planning their funeral, including decisions such as:

  • whether to be buried, cremated or have your body donated to medical science
  • what kind of coffin you would like
  • how you will be dressed
  • what kind of service, if any, you would like

The booklet also provides further information about financial planning for a funeral, and the assistance available if your family can’t afford to pay for your funeral. There's also space to write down a personal funeral plan which can then be shared with friends and family.

Download Planning Your Own Funeral guide

small grants schemes 2017

We are pleased to announce that Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief is running two small grants schemes to support organisations wishing to participate in this year's To Absent Friends festival...

small grants scheme for to absent friends concerts

A small grants fund has been established to enable community music groups to put on To Absent Friends concerts. The maximum sum available through this programme is £350 and the deadline for applications is 23 August 2017.

More information is available here: small grants for community music groups.

small grants schemes for organisations

A small grants fund has been set up to support organisations to participate in To Absent Friends, with a particular focus on supporting small organisations to undertake local activities that provide public opportunities for storytelling and/or remembrance of people who have died. The maximum sum available through this programme is £250 and the deadline for applications is 23 August 2017.

More information is available here: small grants scheme

Anticipatory Care Planning Toolkit Launched

A new Toolkit for Anticipatory Care Planning has been launched by Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s ihub.

Anticipatory Care Planning is about individuals thinking ahead and understanding their health. It is about knowing how to use services better and it helps people make choices about their future care.

Planning ahead can help the individual be more in control and able to manage any changes in their health and wellbeing.

The new toolkit includes:

  • guidance for health and social care professionals
  • advice for individuals
  • downloadable planning materials

The Toolkit can be accessed here.

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