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Emma Wells

Over the years I have been asked to write for a number of publications. I also have a regular monthly slot in The Worthing Journal and Sussex Life magazine amongst others and can be found making the odd guest appearance in a few trade specific papers.

All that aside, I’ve always felt that there isn’t a huge amount of jargon-free information out there about end of life services. Don’t get me wrong, there are certainly many websites that you can visit to make your final purchase, however I’ve always found them to be slightly lacking when it comes to the research stage of the process.

When it comes to deciding who and what to move forward with, research really should be a top priority. Each of us is individual and we all have very specific requirements and needs. Thinking there is a one size fits all approach really doesn’t work.

My hope and aim is that through the following articles you can get a really good idea of what’s right for you, information that will help you on your search and ultimately give you the information that may be harder to find elsewhere.

If you have any specific enquiries or we haven’t covered exactly what you’re looking for, then please feel free to get in touch with us. We are quite a friendly bunch… Honestly!

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

This week saw our monthly coming together of minds... it sounds far grander than it is and as many of you may know we are a relatively modest size business and don’t have huge numbers of staff, however, each one of us is as important as the next and by holding these...

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The Best of Both Worlds

The Best of Both Worlds

I’ve only met a handful of people who aren’t fussed if they will have to pay for their own later life care either by selling their home or through savings.  I have however, met countless people who don’t want to pay for care as they feel that they’ve worked all their...

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History in the making

History in the making

It can feel daunting to make the necessary steps to plan for what we would like to happen when we are no longer here but it is imperative that we all do so, for our own peace of mind and for the comfort of those that we leave behind.Making your wishes known whilst...

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We Don’t talk about 2020

We Don’t talk about 2020

Is that what we’ll say in the future when this year is brought up in conversation? What was set to be a fantastic year very quickly turned into something none of us could have predicted.As a company we have been mindful of how we have communicated our services during...

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Odd Bequests

I’ve wasted my time watching videos on how to remove burnt on stains from pans using things like ketchup and gaffer tape (a lot of effort for average results- I’d just stick to washing up liquid) and spent around 4 minutes watching a video on how to make a giant...

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Current climate

I’m very aware that despite the situation the world has found itself in recently that I have been fortunate enough to be able continue with my work albeit over the phone rather than face to face.When speaking to my clients there has be two resounding themes, the first...

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Life Interest Trust

...People often fall into two categories, those who are pained at the thought of paying out more than they already have during their lives and those who accept that if you have the means to pay, then that’s what you should do. Neither side is wrong, but it is always...

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Funeral Planning

If you haven’t thought about what you want your funeral to be like, then perhaps it’s time that you did. Whether we like it or not at some point we are all going to die and when that happens some kind of funeral is going to need to take place.You might fall into the...

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Dementia & My Grandma

Sussex has the highest prevalence of dementia in the country, with more than 26,500 people living with dementia. My Grandma was part of this statistic before she died in November 2015.Her symptoms really started to show a few years prior to her death after she...

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Age of inheritance

...I was awarded several thousand pounds in compensation from the guilty party’s insurance company and to this day I still have regular pain in my back.When I was 18, a very wise taxi driver told me that ‘’this isn’t the rehearsal love, this is the real thing’’....

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Time to review your later life plans

If the last decade of your family’s life looks even a tiny bit like mine then it’s time to review your Will and if you haven’t yet made one, it goes without saying that you really do need to.Any big life event should prompt you into reviewing your Will as should any...

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Care fees and Inheritance Tax

...It is therefore no surprise that I am regularly approached by people looking for a solution to stop either of these things from happening.Working alongside (literally alongside we are all together in one building) my sister company Nsure Financial Services means...

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