Child Bereavement UK Manchester Development Project

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year they train over 4000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.

In the UK, when a baby or child dies, or a child is bereaved, many of those affected are unable to access good quality support which meets their individual needs. Child Bereavement UK aims to ensure that all families should have the support they need to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies.

Child Bereavement UK has been funded to improve bereavement support in four locations across the north of England –Bradford, Manchester, Middlesbrough and Wirral, with a focus on communities whose postcodes feature on the Index of Multiple Deprivation. Child Bereavement UK knows that where there are pockets of deprivation there is often a corresponding shortage of bereavement support resources and hope to plug those gaps by working collaboratively with other services in the area.

Child Bereavement UK is making connections across Education, Health, Social Care and Voluntary Services in each area, having created a Bereavement Advisory Group of relevant representatives and ultimately aim to develop a Bereavement Support Pathway for each area.

Child Bereavement UK can also offer consultancy and support where guidance is sought on bereavement issues.

A Bereavement Advisory Group meets on a regular basis, with the next meeting planned for Tuesday 17 April 2018 in Manchester at 9.30am – 11.30am.

For more information, visit: www.childbereavementuk.org, or email Tina Woods at: manchestersupport@childbereavementuk.org

Child Bereavement UK

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