From Claire Henry, Visiting Researcher Palliative and End of Life Care Study Group University of Cambridge,Visiting Fellow Open University, Claire Henry Associates Ltd, Director The Loss Project
We have set up a Bereavement Help Point for the people of Rutland.
Many of us are aware of the difficulty people face in coping with bereavement and the loneliness they can feel. Being able to talk to others in a similar situation can help, which is why we have set up our new Bereavement Help Point in Ketton, Rutland.
The Bereavement Help Point is a drop-in service that aims to provide bereaved people with a place where they can access information and support, and where they can talk to others and share their emotions in a safe environment. We are locally based and want to be accessible when people feel they need support.
It doesn’t matter when your bereavement was – it could have been recently or several years ago – the Help Point is for all.
The Help Point has been set up by local residents, Ketton Parish Council, LOROS, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall and Dove Cottage Day Hospice, with support from Dying Matters in Rutland, and the Whitebread Trust and Community Foundation.
It is run by volunteers who have undergone training and are supported by our local hospices.
Here is a Rutland Bereavement Help Point Leaflet all about our new service.
If you are bereaved and would like to come along, the Bereavement Help Points run every first and third Monday of the month, from 14:00 – 16:00 (excluding bank holidays) at:
Ketton Sports & Community Centre
The first session is on Monday, 7th June, 2-4pm.
If you would like further information about the Rutland Bereavement Help Point, please call 01733 225900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we will be following current Covid-19 guidelines to make the meetings safe.