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We can help you to get ‘Everything in Place’.

For most of us thinking about death and dying isn’t easy at all. Understandably we shy away from the topic and change the subject.

At St Cuthbert’s Hospice we launched Everything in Place to help make talking about death and our own future wishes as easy as possible. We want to help break the taboos that surround death and dying and support these conversations to be open and less scary. If we don’t talk about these things with those close to us, it can make it more difficult to cope for the dying and also for those who will be bereaved once the time comes. Getting Everything in Place now can make it all a little bit easier when the time comes.

The sessions make a difficult subject very accessible and topics are handled in a light-hearted way. I’d encourage anyone to take part, and don’t be worried about it. Everyone is in the same boat. It’s a great way to understand, and start to put things into action for the future.

Stephen, from Willington


The project aims to get people talking about physical, emotional, spiritual aspects, alongside practical issues like care plans and wills. Sessions are free to attend and delivered as a program or course either in person, or online.

It can be a comfort knowing you have the right documents prepared and we have an easy to follow workbook to help support the discussions. Feedback from past participants is that the sessions are informative, accessible and light-hearted.

It’s not scary, it’s not gloomy. Just impartial information that will help you on your way to getting your affairs in order.

We currently have two courses on offer, a face-to-face course starting Monday 13th May at Bullion Hall, Chester-Le-Street, or a virtual (online) course starting on Wednesday 15th May delivered over Teams.

Course Itinerary

Session title Date
IN PERSON SESSIONS – Beginning Monday 13th May at Bullion Hall, Chester-Le-Street
Where there’s a Will 13 May
Understanding Mental Capacity for Power of Attorney decisions 20 May
Appointing Power of Attorney – The documents  3 June
Understanding Care and making Advance Care Plans 10 June
Funeral planning and knowing your funeral plan is safe 17 June
Understanding Euthanasia/Digital Legacy  24 June
Organ donation/ making and saving memories  1 July
Difficult conversations/keeping yourself well  8 July

Virtual sessions over Teams – 10.00 am to 12.00 noon, starting Wednesday 15th May. Sessions follow the same topic order as in the above table.

  • 15 May
  • 22 May
  • 29 May
  • 05 June
  • 12 June
  • 19 June
  • 26 June
  • 03 July

Expression of interest form

    Let us know if you'd like to know more about our FREE Everything in Place sessions

    Which sessions are you interested in?

    If you would like to find out more about taking part in the sessions, email Project Lead Louise Johnson on