Over the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the ‘D-word’ and how to bring it up in conversation. Today I wanted to signpost some more useful resources and invite you to talk to us about what happens when you die. Even if your family or friends aren’t quite ready to talk about death – we are. Because dying matters.
Our team is specifically trained to guide you through the process of considering all your final wishes, and making arrangements so that every detail is taken care of when you die. We can also give you access to lots of resources and support and advice services in the local Cardiff community, so that you can talk to the right people about end of life care and all financial matters.The services we offer are bespoke and flexible – so if you want your family to care for your body, and rest at home, before finally being laid to rest – we can advise as to the best ways to make this possible. We also have specialist facilities available for ceremonial washing of the body, which we can make available to you and the family. Indeed:
- If you have questions about the various types of burial or cremation – we have the answers.
- If you’re looking for specific transport – we’ll source it for you.
- If you need a video link so your relatives can be part of the service, without being there – we’ll make it happen.
- Or if you want your death care to be carried out without a fuss and with minimal expense – you can still expect the exact same levels of professionalism and respect from everyone in our team…
As part of this year’s Dying Matters Awareness Week campaign (13th– 19thMay) – I’m delighted to announce that Coles Funeral Directors is launching our new Bereavement Hub. Open to the local community, this is a safe space where people can come and research their end of life, death and funeral choices – as well as accessing the very best available bereavement and grief counselling services. (Look out for more details to follow in the coming weeks).
Our commitment as your local, family-run funeral directors is not just to ‘deal with death’ when it happens, but to help all members of our community here in Cardiff to consider, talk about and prepare for death. And to make sure life goes on afterwards for your friends and family.
If you have any questions about anything we’ve discussed in the last couple of blogs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with myself, Francesca, or any member of our trusted team. We’re ready to talk about death. #AreYouReady?