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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Please SHARE this post for us, we need to reach those grieving alone in lockdown. If you know someone who might benefit from this group please point them in the right direction - Adam's Rose Grief Support Group #adamsrose #adamsrosegriefsupportgroup #onlinesupport #griefawareness #griefsupport #grief #grievingfamily #widow #widower #youarenotalone #lockdowngrief #loss #bereavement #yournewnormal #share #pleaseshare
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Social Embers2 weeks ago
From today all UK adults will be considered for organ donation after their death unless an opt out decision has been put in place.

Do make yourself aware of this new legislation and talk to your family death.
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Social Embers2 weeks ago
Proud to see such a lovely tribute about my Dad published in the Dorset Echo today.
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Social Embers3 weeks ago
Having experienced my own bereavement during lockdown, many aspects of this article are familiar to me.
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Social Embers4 weeks ago
It has been a pleasure to be involved in this collaborative White Paper that has been produced in a very short time to offer support to anyone during the Covid 19 pandemic.

You can download the White Paper direct from the website here:
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Concerns have been raised regarding the track and trace Coronavirus app which is being launched in the Isle of Wight this week.

Whilst we all want to help to stop the spread of the disease it is important that we are aware of the privacy implications of sharing our data.

This article sets out clearly the concerns of a legal professor, The House of Commons 'Human Rights Select Committee' Apple and Google all have regarding the risks of 'hackers or even the state itself being able to re-identify anonymised users, and thus learn details about their social circles'.

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