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Everything in Place - planning ahead for peace of mind

Wednesday 17th April

Around 70% of people want to die at home, yet more than half of the people who die each year in England do so in hospital. This highlights the fact that it’s so important to think about advanced planning.

Everything in Place has been designed and developed by St Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham, to support planning ahead for peace of mind. It helps people to think about their future and how their preferences and decisions can be documented.

It is a six session programme covering the following areas

1. Where there’s a will there’s a way

The importance of having a will, how to choose an Executor and an explanation of some of the laws of Inheritance

2. Who would you trust?

Understanding Lasting Powers of Attorney, the types of decision that can be made and the process for getting the documents registered

3. The care conundrum

Anticipating future care needs, available options, where to find information, care plans and making advance decisions to refuse treatment

4. Lifting the lid on funerals

Funeral planning and the importance of making your wishes known. Funeral poverty and how to know that (if you have one) your funeral pre-payment is safe

5. Your heart and soul/memories

Organ donation, considering if you would leave your organs to a stranger or donate your body to medical science. How to keep/share your memories with family and friends

6. Difficult conversations/digital legacy

How people can be supported to have difficult conversations. Closing Social Media accounts and storing digital information

We are pleased to announce that we will be piloting this programme in Newcastle, in partnership with St Cuthbert’s Hospice and would like to invite you to take part.

Each session will be held on a Tuesday from 10:30am until 12:30pm at George Street Social, 45-51 George Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7JN on the following dates:

14 May

28 May

11 June

25 June

9 July

23 July

Attendance is free, but to attend you must live, work or care for someone living in Newcastle; and must be able to fully commit to attending all sessions and; be able to provide feedback after each session to enable the evaluation of the course.

Places are limited so if you would like to attend, please let Fiona Richardson, Carers Lead Officer, Newcastle City Council, know as soon as possible:

Fiona Richardson Carers Lead Officer, Newcastle City Council Tel: 0191 2777452 Email:

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