To celebrate our third birthday we’ve gathered together our best articles from the last two years into two special issues. For people in the first year of widowhood we have First Year Essentials. It is a bumper 324 pages with no adverts. You’ll find practical advice and personal stories, with a special section on getting through the holidays and another on funerals and … Continue reading New special issues at a special price
Issue 13 is available in our app now. Download our app for free. Browse all back issues. Buy only what you want and keep us in your pocket. Continue reading Issue 13 is out now
Issue 12 is now in our new shop! You can buy it here, using PayPal, and it will be delivered to your door. Or get it now digitally, through our app as usual. Continue reading New issue now available in print
In issue 11 we’re on a bigger and stronger vibe. We have articles on how to increase your social circle, grow your bank balance and strengthen your muscles. We’ll tell you how to stand up for your rights and even how to enlarge your presence in a room so that people will listen when you talk. Grief is hard work so sleep and rest all … Continue reading Our summer issue is now available!
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Stories of families being unable to afford funerals have hit the headlines. The campaign for Fair Funerals has won awards and the support of a national newspaper. But what are the politicians doing? The subject has attracted cross-party support and several parliamentarians have been working hard to alleviate the suffering of those most in need but there is still a lot of work to … Continue reading Politicians talk funeral poverty
Issue 9 is now available in Apple’s Newsstand and Android’s Google Play. It’s our biggest issue to date. Inside it you’ll find: Getting through the holidays Our special survival guide for the festive season written by bereavement support therapists and groups at hospices around the country Word to the not widowed It takes longer than you think In praise of books Why … Continue reading New issue out now!
To celebrate our second birthday we’ve made our book free on amazon from 14-18 December It has all the best bits from our first year of issues along with the story of how the magazine came into being. From us to you, thank you for helping us get this far. Vari Editor Continue reading Our book free – this week!
In Westminster Hall on Tuesday 13th October 2015, Paul Maynard MP organised a debate on funeral poverty. There was cross-party consensus that the current system must be improved. Many of the MPs who spoke, cited examples of funeral poverty in their constituencies and many also praised the work done by Quaker Social Action in campaigning against funeral poverty. You can read excellent coverage of who … Continue reading On Tuesday politicians discussed funeral poverty
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To mark World Hospice Day and Palliative Care Day I’d like to say a big thank you to the Highland Hospice, whose bereavement support group was the inspiration for the magazine. I wrote this about them in our book: Waiting for the support group to start, scared that what will be said might tip me over the edge, I was unsure of what … Continue reading World Hospice Day
On the 5th of October the rules in Scotland changed for widows and widowers of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. As of that date, they will be entitled to receive their deceased partner’s pension for life. Previously the pension was withdrawn if the deceased partner remarried, entered a civil partnership or, in the case of the police pension, was … Continue reading Changes to police and firefighters’ survivors pensions in Scotland