Byw Nawr Launch Events


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DeadSocial are delighted and honoured to be invited to speak at two Byw Nawr’s launch events in Wales. Byw Nawr has been created to promote a healthy and realistic attitude to death and dying in Wales. The message they want to convey to the public is to be prepared, plan for the inevitable, but above all to embrace life and live it well and to the full, with the knowledge that you have prepared as well as you can.

Byw Nawr (or ‘Live Now’ when translate into English) is the sister initiative to Dying Matters in England and is supported by the Welsh Government.


Byw Nawr – Start that Big Conversation:


21st May: Life Sciences Hub Wales 3, Assembly Square, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PL (5pm)

  • Professor Mark Drakeford, Minister for Health and Social Services, Welsh Government
  • Dr Hywel Francis, Chair, Byw Nawr
  • Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff National Clinical Lead End of Life Care
  • James Norris, Chief Executive, DeadSocial


22nd May: Connah’s Quay Health Centre Fron Road Connahs Quay Deeside Clwyd CH5 4PJ (3pm)

  • Bethan Jones Parry Byw Nawr Steering Committee
  • Dr Peter Higson Chair Betsi Cadwaladr Heath Board
  • James Norris, Chief Executive, DeadSocial


Both events are invitation only. If you live in Cardiff or North Wales get in touch and James (our CEO) will request that you are sent an invitation.  


About End of Life Planning in Wales…


You may be surprised to know that a Dying Matters coalition survey in 2014 found in Wales, we prepare less than other parts of the UK, with

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  • Only 29% of people say they have made a Will
  • Only 28% have let someone know their funeral wishes
  • Only 2% have written down their preferences regarding the care they would want
  • Only 16% have talked to someone about the End of Life wishes