Carers Week 2023

We are delighted to extend an invite to the whole of Scotland to help us celebrate Carers Week 2023!

This year we have partnered with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Caledonia Funeral Aid and Social Security Scotland to host sessions which aim to shine a light on how people can attend to their own wellbeing following the death of a significant person, especially one they may have cared for. These are equally relevant for people with lots or no experience of caring. We believe carers need EVERYONE to be looking out for them in the days after the person they have been caring for takes their last breath. During the event we will be discussing

  • ideas for helping you to start your grieving process in a way that best serves you and the people around you,
  • the pros and cons of being actively involved yourself with arrangements for burial or cremation and also perhaps the person’s body,
  • practical information about the Funeral Support Payment which help people with certain benefits and tax credits to pay for a funeral,
  • the laws around death and funerals, and
  • why your choices are really important to help your grieving and for your long term well-being.

These sessions are suitable for everyone, so whether you are a carer yourself, work with carers, families and patients, or are just interested to learn a little more about this subject so that you can support people who have been caring for someone when they take their last breath, please do join us for what is sure to be a very interesting event.

We will be running this session twice, both online via Microsoft Teams. We are especially grateful to Jenny Watt at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for handling the administration and technical support for the sessions.

  1. Monday 5th June 6.30-7.45pm
  2. Friday 9th June 10.30-11.45am

Please click on your preferred date to reserve a place and receive details for joining in.

We look forward to seeing some of you at one of the events.

For more information about either of the events please contact admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.uk

Thank you for contributing towards the essential costs of our charity. We depend on donations to keep the charity running for the benefit of everyone in Scotland, and beyond.

If you are currently a UK taxpayer please  complete a gift aid declaration to boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate. Email this form to admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.uk

Slow Down When Someone Dies

by Lin Carruthers and Kate Clark

Do the lights go out when someone dies? Are you in the dark about what to do when a person takes their last breath? This life-affirming guide encourages and enables you to explore the options for everyone involved.

It is currently available in paperback and eBook format. It is also available as a pdf by donation from admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.uk.

We are working on making it available in local bookshops in June 2023.

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This module explores an approach to preparing for your Daisy Days which takes account of yourself and also those central to your life. It covers who can legally make arrangements for you, how to begin, the influences on decisions, explorative conversations, and gives step-by-step guidance to write your “After My Last Breath” letter.

You will receive a link to:

  • watch the module video (approx 30 mins)
  • download the video transcript
  • download an illuminating exercise
  • access other useful resources.

The “Buy Module” button below takes you to PayPal, where you can pay via your PayPal account or use a credit/debit card as a guest. Once you have paid, click on the “Return to Seller” button at the bottom of the page and you will be taken directly to the Module webpage.

To be able to access the materials in the future, you need to store the Module webpage address. Your PayPal receipt gives this address in the Description field. Once on the Module webpage you can give your email address to receive the webpage address by email too.

For further information contact admin@pushingupthedaisies.org.ukan