Finity was founded in 2013 by two local doctors to give their local community the opportunity to consider and explore end of life issues. Now a constituted community voluntary association, Finity has developed and run a variety of arts and information events across the local community.
Why are we needed?
There is a taboo on talking about death and therefore a block to making any plans. Talking about death doesn't bring it any closer. Whether death seems close or far off, facing up to and discussing these issues gives a sense of freedom that then allows us to live life to the full. A lack of conversation is perhaps the most important reason why peoples’ wishes go ignored or unfulfilled; if we do not know how to communicate what we want, and those around us do not know how to listen, it is almost impossible to express a clear choice.
What do we do?
We run a variety of events and develop materials to introduce the topics of dying death and loss across the community. This includes:
The workshop series for people to consider all aspects of planning in advance.
A manual “Caring for Life, Preparing for Death. A workshop manual for facilitators”. Both paper and electronic copies are available through our online shop.
Individual planning workbooks (in development)
Presentations to those in caring professions about communicating about death and dying
Forum theatre in secondary schools
Puppet theatre presentations in primary schools
Arts and information events
What’s on the website?
There are a wealth of services and information available on all aspects of end of life care and dying, we summarise the main points to consider and where to find some of the most useful information.