As the UK death toll from Covid-19 exceeds 100,000, we have today written to the Secretary of State of Health and Social Care and the Minister for Bereavement, calling urgently for sustained support for children, young people and adults bereaved during the pandemic.
The effects of bereavement on families, friends and colleagues are the inevitable and painful legacy of deaths during the COVID-19 outbreak. Social distancing measures, while reducing the number of deaths to COVID-19, have affected all bereavements through any cause at this time, by thwarting families’ opportunities to spend time with dying loved ones, disrupting funerals, […]
Local and regional bereavement networks help foster collaboration between organisations
A paper summarising findings on research gaps and priorities in the UK to further discussion
In this difficult time of coronavirus, we are all restricted from getting together with family and friends in the way we would like. This is particularly painful when someone important to us is so seriously ill that they might die, and we can’t be physically near them. Even though they are surrounded by people who […]
Over 500,000 people die each year in England, leaving bereaved family and friends to cope with the aftermath of loss. Some are shocked by a sudden and unexpected death, some are exhausted by the strain of caring for someone at the end of their life, all are faced with adjusting to a future without the […]
Bereavement groups are frequently the main source of available support for people who have experienced the pain of grief and loss. Finding support following a death is key to ensuring that the lives of those bereaved can be rebuilt. It is vitally important that this type of support is of the highest standard. These new […]
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 […]
What support do carers need when they are facing bereavement? Read our report with Hospice UK, commissioned by NHS England’s Commitment to Carers programme.
This document aims to help commissioners prepare tender specifications for area-based bereavement services for expected and unexpected deaths, and providers to respond to those tenders.