We are part of a growing movement of people who have a heart felt human need to bring death back into our lives and into our homes.
We want to ease the suffering of dying and grieving and bring people closer to the tenderness, intimacy, awe and wonder possible beside and around death.
Fundamentally it is about shared humanity and being with the stillness of death. It is also very much about taking action to create structures and opportunities for this experience.
Be there for people who want to tend their loved ones at home after death.
Everyone in Scotland will have access to a local individual or group who can support them to tend the body of a loved one at home after death.
Pushing Up the Daisies will be a recognised resource in Scotland for such support and for educating the general public and those whose work influences dying and newly bereaved people.
At death in Scotland
- a hospital nurse asks “Would you like to take their body home ?”
- a funeral director asks “Would you like any help to tend their body? “