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A Connected Society

The government’s Loneliness Strategy is published today. The strategy highlights bereavement as a trigger for feelings of loneliness. As part of the strategy, the Prime Minister confirmed all GPs in England will be able to refer patients experiencing loneliness to...

Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave Bill

Parental Bereavement Leave

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has received Royal Assent and will pass into law. This is a great step forward for grieving parents, who from April 2020 will be entitled to two weeks’ paid leave on the...

Death certification reform

The Government has responded to the consultation and set out its intentions to reform death certification. The purpose of the reforms is to improve engagement with bereaved people in the process of death certification and offer them an opportunity to...

Death, Dying and Devolution

This policy brief reviews policy areas associated with death, dying and bereavement within the context of devolution. It focuses on the national and regional delegation of power, resources and authority across the UK and the implications of this for those...

Changes to Bereavement Payments

The scheme of payments for bereaved spouses and civil partners changed on 6 April 2017. For the first time, widowed people under 45 without children will receive support. However, the majority of those with children will be worse off,...

Front cover of National Guidance on Learning from Deaths

National Guidance on Learning from Deaths

This guidance aims to help standardise and improve the way acute, mental health and community Trusts identify, report, review, investigate and learn from deaths, and engage with bereaved families and carers. Published by:  National Quality Board

Triangle of good provision for bereaved children

Grief Matters for Children

This briefing from the Childhood Bereavement Network outlines the support that should be available in each area for bereaved children and young people and those caring for them. Published by: Childhood Bereavement Network