Working with our Local Community
Death is a subject that will affect all of us at some point but which is not often discussed.
Our national lack of openness has affected the quality and range of support and services available to people who are dying and also to their families. It has impacted our ability to die where or how we would wish and it also means that we do not make ‘good consumers’ when the time comes to arrange a funeral.
We devote a large part of our time within our local community to raise awareness for end of life choices and to encourage discussion. This might be through organising Death Cafes or participating in events organised by groups such as the Dying Matters coalition, as a part of the local collective BrumYODO, or by running a stall at Kings Heath Street festival.
These could range from alleviating expectations and family arguments about what the proper funeral should be, to keeping the family out of debt, to feeling proud in the knowledge that your loved one has had the death they wanted.
You can find out more about the events we’ve held or will be involved in on our News page.
We regularly run Death Cafes so please do let us know if you would like to be added to the email list. We can then notify you of the next dates: Get added to mailing list
We also publish blog posts on this website covering a range of topics to help inform and invite discussion.
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Unattended Cremation: £1,450
Simple Cremation / Burial: £1,900
Creative Funeral: £1,540 plus options
(The above are our fees only – other fees apply)
News / Events
Interested in joining us at a Death Cafe? Learn about our news and the events we’re involved with.
Recent News Stories
- In Memoriam May 2021 6th May 2021
- The First Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival 20th August 2019
- Our appearance on Channel 5’s ‘The Wonderful World of Chocolate’ 19th August 2019
If, like many, you're struggling to decide what to do with someone's ashes perhaps a trip to scatter in the water would be a good idea? Scattering Ashes list over 70 boats to hire from Scotland to Cornwall. #ashes #funerals @BrumYODO Who knew? https://scattering-ashes.co.uk/boat-map-uk/
As we head towards larger funerals next week, here’s a thoughtful response to a funeral we had the privilege to arrange last week. Maybe big isn’t always better after all. #funerals https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/12/covid-era-funeral-restrictions-heartbreaking-small-gatherings-value-pandemic?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other&fbclid=IwAR2bkAsonGT46ISGmlzmSoZCnyYhLgS05lQFVMDE-0ZraeF5A-SEwfO-rzc