Hello and welcome to Next Steps

We are a non-profit organisation based in Kingsbridge, South Devon, committed to supporting people (and their families) who find themselves facing death, loss and bereavement.  Our workshops, courses, meetings and services provide a safe and supportive way for people to reflect, discuss and make plans for end-of-life. 

Our aim is to build a  supportive and compassionate network to which people can turn when confronting issues around death, dying and grieving.

 

What do we do?

Next Steps promotes open conversations related to end-of-life and bereavement, within a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. We hold regular discussion groups, workshops and events on subjects such as: 

  • living with a potentially terminal diagnosis
  • coming to terms with dying
  • preparing yourself and your family for death
  • writing a will
  • creating advance directives
  • planning funerals
  • grief and bereavement

Our growing compassionate community helps people make connections with others who are facing similar issues, holding similar fears and asking similar questions. People who use our service tell us they feel relieved to finally be able to talk openly and freely about a subject that is still largely considered taboo. 

Preparing for end-of-life can be empowering and liberating. It offers an opportunity to dissolve the shroud of helplessness and fear that often accompanies death, and can bring back a much-needed sense of purpose and control.  

 

“Preparing for death is one of the most empowering things you can do. 

Thinking about death clarifies your life.”

Candy Chang