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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I am attending this virtual event which is running over this weekend. Please have a look as you may find some of the events helpful to you.
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We 🧡 these #words - a beautiful description of grief and #love.

We've seen some brave, generous and incredibly touching stories this week as part of #IRemember - showing that #grief becomes part of our life stories, and shapes how we live the rest of our lives. You can help us help others to talk about death, dying and grief - join #DyingMatters https://bit.ly/2HlrtM4 #ThursdayThoughts #Reflection #Grieving #Bereavement #Support #LetsTalkAboutIt
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Social Embers not only offers digital memorials for people, we can create one for an animal too.

These can be linked to fundraising pages of a charity of your choice. Please have a look at our website for more information.
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Since April Ian has filmed more than twice as many funerals as he has weddings.
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What do you know about probate? In our latest blog post, we explain what it is and why it is sometimes needed when a person dies.

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Aaron from Zollotech always gives a superb explanation of new software updates from Apple.

In this latest explanation of the new IOS14, he explains that there is a new feature which will show you if your passwords have been compromised. This gives you the option to update them.

It is important to always update your devices to the most recent software update.

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iOS 14 is Out! - What's New?
iOS 14 has been released to all supported devices. iOS 14 features widgets, and app library, updates to Siri, voice calls, Safari as well as over 200 more ch...

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