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Choosing and using assessment and evaluation tools in bereavement services

The use of assessment and evaluation tools, including outcome measures, is critical to developing bereavement services and checking what difference bereavement care is making. This Guide provides information to help service managers and practitioners choose appropriate assessment and evaluation tools, along with recommendations on best practice for their use. The Guide has been produced by […]

Bereavement Counselling Debate

We briefed MPs ahead of Matt Warman MP’s debate on bereavement counselling in the House of Commons on 26 March 2019. You can download our response below. Mr Warman spoke bravely of his own experiences following the death of his parents 20 years ago. He said I want simply to say to those who struggle […]


Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Bill 2017

Employed parents who have lost a child will for the first time get statutory paid leave to grieve under a proposed new law. The government expects employers to be compassionate and flexible at such a difficult time, but not all employers will respond in this way. This can have a devastating impact on parents, especially […]

Front cover of Life after Death

Life after Death

This paper outlines six steps to improving bereavement support, including a named Minister with responsibility for bereavement, a national review of the impact of financial, administrative and economic changes on those who have been bereaved, and clarity about who is responsible locally for commissioning and providing bereavement support, with better coordination and information about services.