The meaning of funeral poverty- workshop

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventSeminar/workshop/course


Conducted a workshop 'The meaning of funeral poverty'

Two workshops were held one in London on 23rd July and the other in York on 29th July. The workshops formed a small exploratory study funded by Marie Curie. The purpose was to look closely at the meaning of 'funeral poverty, a widely used concept without a clear definition, to see how far there might be agreement about its meaning, and whether it may be possible to measure key components. . Targeted invitations were sent to people with expert knowledge and experience of this topic, across all parts of UK. There were 11-12 participants at each workshop, representing local and national government; the funeral industry; health trusts; campaigning and lobbying groups; academics; advice agencies; commercial business; palliative care and bereavement support services. The programme for each day was the same - a mix of guided discussions and small group work. A descriptive report of the discussions will be written in September, and made publicly available. I worked with Michael Hirst on this, and Roy will have some input at the report stage.
Period23 Jul 2015
Event typeWorkshop
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map


  • funerals
  • poverty