Bereavement Care and support following the death of someone who was important to you
Following the death of the person who was important to you, the processes may be different in these current times so ask your local G.P practice, funeral director or crematorium to find out what the situation is in Rutland as this may change over time.
Key information for you and your family at this time is important and below are some helpful links that will help you be sign-posted to follow the process and what you need to after the death:
Local Registry Offices
You may have heard via the media that there are now restrictions on the number of people who can attend a funeral. The National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) have some very helpful information to guide you, however do bear in mind that advice may change, so it will help you at this time to do check if this has altered. The guidance for attendance at funerals is located on the NAFD Website.
The limit on the numbers of people who are able to attend funerals under the current restrictions will have adverse effect on those who are able to attend and not. It may be helpful to think about alternative ways to remember the person who has died. Quaker Action have some good suggestions such as using social media to hold a virtual service for others to be part of the day and remembering the person who has died such as lighting a candle.
Following any death people will be looking for support so they can talk to try and make sense of what has happened, there is support from a number of organisations with helpful information on what to expect and how to cope. Please remember that many of these services may be delayed in responding to you due to the current demand they apologise to you in advance.
Local and National support
Oakham Ministry Bereavement support team are offering telephone support if needed, access via parish office. Telephone: 01572 724007/Email: [email protected]
LOROS Bereavement and counselling service offering one to one and group counselling and support. Telephone (0116) 231 3771.
Cruse is a national organisation with both local and national support available. They offer a range of free confidential support for adults and children. Please note there can be a waiting list.
Local Cruse contacts
Leicestershire 0116 288 4119 Email: [email protected]
Stamford and Bourne Telephone: 07715 527611 Email: [email protected]
Sue Ryder offer a free one to one counselling session which you can book on-line
Grief Chat offer online support for bereavement people between Monday – Friday, 9am – 9pm (UK time)
The Good Grief Trust provides signpost to other useful information for people who are bereaved.
Finding your local bereavement support.
Bereavement what to do: This colourful 3 page guide (printable) offers helpful tips on how to support someone who is bereaved.
General advice to help cope with bereavement.
Helping young people with bereavement.
Mind provides information on bereavement, where to go for support, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief. Clear and accessible advice and on dealing with bereavement.
‘At a loss’ is the UK website for the bereaved .Here you will find access to a range of articles and resources.
Supporting children following a bereavement
The NHS provides a helpful guide on how to talk to young children.
Winston Wish charity is offering information, advice and guidance on supporting bereaved children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak and the updated services and opening times can be found.
Child Bereavement UK offers guidance and information to help support people. You will also find updated information about Child Bereavement UK’s current services, training and events.