It’s National Grief Awareness Week (2 – 8 December 2021), an event hosted by The Good Grief Trust to help normalise grief and get more people talking openly about death.

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, we and SFE (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.

SFE lawyers are specialised in dealing with this area of law and are trained to support older and vulnerable people making important decisions about their future.

At Alfred Newton we have experienced solicitors and an SFE Accredited Specialist here to help you with making plans or dealing with the loss of a loved one.  Please do not hesitate to contact any member of our friendly team if you do need any advice.