At A Glance: The project was developed by Hermione Elliott, who after a lifetime of working as a nurse, midwife, counsellor and trainer, saw the need for a more informed and compassionate approach to death and dying. It envisions a world where death is a healthy, normal transition and the dying person, despite being vulnerable, is fully involved and engaged in their life until their death.

Goals: Empower and support people to accept death as a natural consequence of being alive, and help them plan and prepare practically, emotionally and spiritually for the end of life. Train people to become informed companions or ‘Doulas for the Dying’, allowing them to work with individuals who are facing terminal situations.

Resources: www.lwdwtraining.uk