The 2nd to the 8th December is National Grief Awareness Week 2021. This is an event organised by The Good Grief Trust with support from Solicitors for the Elderly and is designed to help normalise grief and get more people talking openly about death.
Over the past year restrictions imposed by the Covid19 pandemic has made it even more difficult for those grieving at home to share their experiences and receive the support they need to cope with their grief. Far too many recently bereaved people have not been able to reach out to family and friends for a much-needed hug and a bit of human contact and this has caused a great deal of trauma and distress.
However – as the National Grief Awareness Week’s launch statement says – distance should not prevent us from reaching out to others and sharing our grief wherever and whenever we can
Emma Gray, a director of Solicitors for the Elderly, has kicked off National Grief Awareness Week 2021 by sharing her story of dealing with bereavement following the death of her husband and encouraging people to #SpreadSomeWarmth.
As we approach the winter months, many older and vulnerable people may be feeling lonely and could be struggling with the loss of a loved one, so it’s important we maintain contact and offer support where possible.
This year, Solicitors for the Elderly are urging people to have, what can feel like difficult, intimidating conversations, about death and dying to help them plan better for the future and make sure their wishes are properly communicated with family and friends.
When talking death and thinking about your wishes, it’s always best to chat with a specialist solicitor who can help set your requests and offer guidance on important things to consider, such as the wording of your will or how to plan for inheritance tax.
At Collins & Hoy we are experienced in supporting older and vulnerable people in making important decisions about their future. If you would like an informal chat about how we can help you begin to plan for the future, please email email@example.com or call Deniece on 0208 866 1820.