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Supporting children with death and bereavement during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation

A new guide to supporting bereaved children during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak is now available from Penhaligon’s Friends in association with Ecclesiastical Planning Services. The guide has been developed by a specialist child bereavement charity and provides practical advice for parents and carers on explaining the situation to young children. It also offers ideas for…

Brexit, crime, technology and environmental issues are major concerns for over 50s today

New research reveals what concerns over 50s most about today’s society. The results show that while climate change is by far the most pressing concern for older people, the long-term effects of Brexit, crime rates and the proliferation and development of different forms of technology are real worries for people in later life.   The…

Top tips for completing the ultimate ‘bucket list’

We all have a mental list of things we would like to do in life before we pass away. Writing a ‘bucket list’ brings you one step closer towards making some of these goals a reality, however it can be more difficult than you think to actually put a list together.   We’ve put together…

More than a third of UK funerals ban dark clothing

Research from a UK provider of pre-paid funeral plans has revealed that an increasing number of funerals are swapping traditional dark clothing in favour of more colourful attire to celebrate the life of the deceased rather than mourn the loss.   The traditional Victorian funeral service has transcended generations as the norm when it comes…

People become more comfortable discussing death as they get older research shows

A survey has revealed that people generally become more comfortable discussing death as they get older. The same research also revealed a disparity between the number of people who say they feel comfortable discussing death and those who have begun talking about their own funeral wishes with their loved ones.   The poll, which was…

Over 50s would choose to spend final 24 hours with ‘family, friends and partners’ or ‘in the pub’

New research reveals how people aged 50 and above would choose to spend their time if they were given just 24 hours to live. Spending time with friends, family, or a romantic partner and in the pub were all popular responses.   A survey, commissioned by pre-paid funeral plan provider Ecclesiastical Planning Services, asked 439…

Half of pet owners hold formal funeral services for their pets when they pass away

A poll by a provider of funeral plans in the UK has unveiled that 51 per cent of animal owners have held a funeral for their deceased pets, with one tenth of these arranging a formal ceremony to say their final farewells at an average cost of £105.   Forget a shoebox buried in a…

Nearly three quarters of over 50s would prefer their funeral to be environmentally friendly

A recent survey has found that most people aged 50 and above would prefer their own funeral service to be ‘green’ or eco-friendly.     Climate change was brought to the forefront of government policy last year when record-breaking temperatures scorched the UK throughout the summer months. In line with this, the vast majority of Britain’s…

Two thirds of over 50s believe the world is a worse place now than it was when they were growing up

New research shows the vast majority of over 50s believe the world has become a worse place than when they were growing up.   The survey, commissioned by funeral plan provider Ecclesiastical Planning Services, asked 1,000 people aged 50 and above whether they believe the world is a better place to grow up in now…

How to make a funeral more personal

The number of personalised funerals, which aptly reflect the life of the deceased, is increasing yearly. Here is our guide to finding innovative ways to make sure that the funeral is a heartfelt, personal occasion which will be remembered.   Photographs and mementos One of the most popular ways families can personalise a funeral service…

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