Creating Conversations in Croydon

Creating Conversations in Croydon Events

Join us for talks, workshops, presentations and Death Cafes within the London Borough of Croydon to help break down the silence around death and give the people of Croydon a voice and to start thinking, talking, planning and recording their wishes.

Where will we be?

When Time
Fri 12 January 2018 12.30 – 2pm Death Café
Cafe Giardino

Centrale Croydon
 No booking required
Tue 16 Jan 2018 10am – 4pm Funeral Matters
A day of interactive information-sharing discussion and creative workshops to help us explore aspects of Funeral Service Planning
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Scratchly Hall
Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JH
To book please email C.Trower@StChristophers.org.uk
Fri 19 Jan 2018 5pm – 6.30pm Death Café
Join us for a relaxed, friendly conversation about dying, death and bereavement
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Selsdon Library
Eddington Road, South Croydon, CR2 8LA

To book please email C.Trower@StChristophers.org.uk
Wed 31 Jan 2018 1pm – 3.30pm Death Café
The Octagon Hub
120 Central Parade, New Addington, Croydon, CR0 0JW
 No booking required
Fri 9 February 2018 12.30 – 2pm Death Café
Cafe Giardino

Centrale Croydon
 No booking required
Fri 9 March 2018 12.30 – 2pm Death Café
Cafe Giardino

Centrale Croydon
 No booking required

Dying well takes planning

Research shows that the majority of people in Britain have not discussed their end of life wishes or have made any plans for when they die, with only 33% having written a Will.

Studies indicate that having plans in place brings peace and comfort to family and friends at a time of sadness and loss.

But talking about death and dying can be difficult, with many families not knowing how to start these difficult conversations.

Talks and workshopsAbout the project

The Creating Conversations in Croydon project, commissioned by Croydon CCG, seeks to work with community groups with the aim of helping everyone have a good death by recording their End Of Life Wishes.

The project has specially trained volunteers who seek to encourage local people to feel more comfortable about talking openly about death and dying. After all we only get one chance to have our dying wishes met, which is why this project is so vital.

Our volunteers give talks, workshops, presentations and facilitate Death Cafes within the London Borough of Croydon to help break down this silence around death and give the people of Croydon a voice and to start thinking, talking, planning and recording their wishes.

Spending a short time now thinking about what you’d like to happen on the event of your death, writing your will and discussing your funeral wishes with your family can allow you to get back to the important things in life like spending time with family and friends, building good memories and even plan a bucket list.

Register online

record your funeral wishesThings to think about

  • You can write your will
  • You can record your funeral wishes
  • You can plan your future care and support or those of a loved one.
  • You can consider becoming an organ donor
  • You can tell your loved ones your wishes.

Within Croydon:

  • You can invite a member of the Creating Conversations in Croydon to your community group, faith group or sheltered home, to give a talk or workshop.
  • You can organize for a talk or workshop at your place of work.

Please contact c.trower@stchristophers.org.uk for more information on how to get involved or to book an event in Croydon.

In association with Age UK Croydon, Cruse Bereavement Care, Gentle Dusk and Croydon CCG

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More information

Please contact Carol Trower for more information on how to get involved or to book an event in Croydon.

Other helpful information

If you don’t want to chat, we have lots of information you can read about which might help you.

  • Stories

    from families

  • Planning

    things to think about

  • Leaflets

    to help you

  • Resources

    and advice