About ‘A Good Life’

Supporting living, ageing and dying well

 

Registered Social Worker and End-of-Life Companion, Sarah Sharp, established ‘A Good Life’ after observing the need for more personalised, compassionate support for older people.

Our philosophy embraces acceptance, empowerment and collaborative working.  We value meaningful connection, compassion, equality and advocacy.

As a private organisation, we do charge for our services.  We are hopeful that funding streams will evolve in the future to subsidise costs.  In the meantime, we undertake an annual fundraising event which enables administration costs to be kept to a minimum.  If you would like to discuss becoming a donor or providing financial support, we would love to hear from you.

‘A Good Life’ is about walking alongside individuals (at their pace) to explore wishes, acknowledge needs and enable solutions. Please take a look at our services pages to find out more.  Based in the Otago/Waitaki region, we are happy to travel and use technology to provide services in other areas.

 

Meet Sarah

Facilitating a good life

 

Sarah is a registered Social Worker, older persons advocate and trained ‘Soul Midwife’ (End-of Life Companion). For 13 years, she has worked with clients in their own homes, hospitals, hospice and residential care settings.

Sarah describes herself as ‘an advocate for humanity, kindness and communication…comfortable facilitating the big conversations and supporting life events’.  Her approach is compassionate, patient and enabling.

Sarah holds a masters in Social Work and a degree in Early Childhood Studies. This holistic knowledge informs her understanding of the human life cycle and how early life experiences may continue to influence us throughout our lives.

Sarah’s professional registration with the Social Workers Registration Board gives clients security and confidence. She holds a current practising certificate and adheres to a professional code of ethics.

Sarah also works as a Psychosocial Facilitator for the Red Cross and a research assistant for the University of Otago where she is a member of CARE (Centre for Collaboration of Ageing Research Excellence).  Prior to entering the world of Social Work, Sarah practised as a communications trainer for a financial organisation.  She holds qualifications in business administration and financial planning.

For more information about what it means to be a registered Social Worker, please click on the link below.

027 895 3558 • 03 426 6096 • sarah@agoodlife.nz