Who Are Social Embers - Digital Legacy Consultants

A personal bereavement during 2012 led to the foundation of Social Embers in 2014. Sandy Weatherburn, our founder, became interested in the digital aspects of bereavement. We have evolved over the years and now Social Embers Digital Legacy Consultants offer a comprehensive range of end of life related services for individuals, small businesses, solicitors and hospices.

Here are some of the things Digital Legacy Consultants get up to!

STEP Special Interest Group Member 

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners have a SIG (special interest group) that focusses on the management of digital assets within estate planning. Sandy is a member of this group, which brings digital legacy experts together from around the world, giving assurance to Social Embers clients who will always receive the most recent and accurate advice about digital assets and digital legacy planning.

Presenting at University Events

During September 2017 Sandy began studying a Master’s degree course – Death, Religion and Culture, at Winchester University, which she has now completed, and will be graduating as a ‘Master of Death’ in September 2020. During this time she has given presentations at universities that are related to those studies. She has also attended many conferences, to broaden her knowledge. 

Supporting Dying Matters Week

We have supported several events during Dying Matters week, which takes place in annually during May. Sandy was a panel member and speaker at a community event – ‘Dying Well Takes Planning’ during this week in 2017.



Training for Hospices and Charities

Our presentations and training events are mostly based in Dorset where we hare based, but we have been further afield. We have worked with Dorothy House Hospice in Somerset and St Christopher’s hospice in South London. We have also supported an event at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations headquarters, advising on suggestions for  digital ‘in memory giving’, for a number of charities. 

Getting Awards

We were delighted to be nominated at the annual Good Funeral Awards, receiving commendation in two categories.

Good Funeral Awards

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Social Embers1 week ago
I have inherited my Dad’s parrot that lived on his boat for the last 25 years. Tolly, was given to him as a thank you gift from a lady who lived at the Toll House near Dorchester in Dorset.

Dad worked as a wayleave officer for Southern Electricity before he retired, and managed to arrange for this little property to have an electricity supply connected when another development nearby had requested a new service.
The owner of the Toll House back then, had lived for many years with her mother without an electricity supply and was so delighted when she discovered that she could read in the evenings with electric light. Miss Turner continued to thank my Dad in small ways by sending messages of thanks to him and his family for many years.

I do hope that Tolly enjoys the new view!
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Social Embers3 weeks ago
A virtual living library event is being held this weekend which has been designed to challenge readers to feel less frightened of having conversations about death, dying and bereavement.

By chatting to human books – hopefully their stories will show that there is nothing to be afraid of when talking to someone about their experience death, dying and bereavement.

There are four time slots available, if you are interested, then follow the link below:
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Social Embers3 weeks ago
Are you a rower? Tomorrow is the anniversary of the death of the man who invented the sport.

I have been know to row a bit, but not as a sport, my rowing would be leisurely and slow!
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Social Embers4 weeks ago
I am feeling motivated this morning, and have already written a blog post.

If you are looking for some fresh July content rather than the recycled stuff, then stop by and read my blog, which is a review of a fascinating new app and webcam system for cemeteries.

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Social Embers1 month ago
Closing or memorialising digital accounts belonging to a person who has died is important.

This article highlights the impact of identity theft which can happen to anyone.

Social Embers Digital Legacy Consultancy will guide you through the important steps of managing your digital assets. Please visit https://www.socialembers.com/digital-legacy/ for further information.
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Social Embers2 months ago
Events will be held this evening to commemorate the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

An on line multi-ifaith vigil can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/grenfellunited

You can show support by illuminating your home green this evening.

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