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.
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 […]
We have submitted a joint response with the Childhood Bereavement Network to the consultation on the long term plan for the NHS.
We have responded to the Treasury’s consultation on pre-paid funeral plans.
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.
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 […]
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.