CARE planning, power of attorney and funerals will be among the topics discussed during new workshops.

St Cuthbert’s Hospice will deliver Everything in Place sessions to encourage people to plan ahead for greater peace of mind.

The six free sessions cover important end of life topics such as wills, power of attorney, future care needs, funerals and organ donation, as well as tips on how to have challenging conversations with loved ones and support people during difficult times.

Louise Johnson, community liaison officer at St Cuthbert’s Hospice, said: “We have successfully ran these sessions in various venues across the North East in the past. Naturally people have initial reservations about the subject matter but our aim is to dispel the taboos and encourage more open conversations about death and dying in our communities. People who have attended previous sessions have spoken to friends and family members about Everything in Place and now they want to attend too.We understand this is not easy to think about, but we can support you to get Everything in Place and get on living your life to the full.”

The workshops will be held at Northern Integrative Health Practices, Sacriston, County Durham, for six sessions beginning Monday, September 16, from 10am to 12pm. For more information contact Louise Johnson on 0191-3746196 or or visit