Please help us ensure the comfort of our patients. Click here to donate to our replacement bed appeal today.

Grief and bereavement support

Grief and bereavement support

Grief is natural, but can feel all-consuming. Below are some of the ways we can help you with your grief.

Supporting the people close to our patients is an important part of Hospiscare’s work. And that support doesn’t stop when a patient dies… We’re here for you for as long as you need us.

Tailored support

We recognise that the type of support people need is as individual as they are – and they will need it at different times. The Supportive Care Team at Hospiscare aim to offer additional support as and when you need that. Ways we can help include:

  • A confidential 1:1 telephone listening service with our trained volunteers – speaking to somebody who is not connected to family or friends allows for a different kind of conversation that can help the grieving process
  • Linking you in with one of our local volunteer-led support groups with the view to meeting others who are also grieving
  • A referral to one of our complementary therapist.

There are many more ways in which we can support you and your family – please get in touch with the Supportive Care Team on 01392 688008.

Please see below for resources that may also help…

Grief doesn't start when someone dies

We understand that when people are living with a life-limiting illness, they and those around them may need more support. Our Supportive Care Team are here to help, not only with the immediate emotions of the loss, but also the effects that might have on their lives.


Advice about grief

We've put together some practical advice and support to help you understand and navigate the grieving process.

Browse articles

Bereavement support groups

It can be really helpful to meet others to share advice and stories over a cup of tea or a pint. If that sounds like something you'd be interested in, please get in touch via 01392 688008, as there are many groups we can link you with.


COVID-19 bereavement support

We can support you to find local bereavement support after a loved one has died from COVID-19 in the community.

Click here to find out more

Downloadable booklets

These guides are designed to help you with the practical steps you need to take immediately after someone has died. Please download them using the links below, or call 01392 688008 if you'd like us to send you a printed copy.

When Someone Dies

‘When Someone Dies’ is designed to help you cope with the death of a loved one. It explains the practical steps you’ll need to take when someone close to you has died. It also looks at the emotional adjustments you’ll be making and has information on further support.

Download booklet

Celebrating the life of a loved one

People celebrate the life of their loved one in various ways and we can support you with many of these. For example, you may want to: ● Attend one of our remembrance events ● Sponsor a leaf on our Memory Tree ● Become a volunteer ● Take part in a fundraising event, from wing walking to a quiz night

Find out more

You might also be interested in