Support to bereaved carers2018-09-12T13:12:41+00:00

Support for Bereaved Carers

The Bereaved Carer Project at Carers Leeds provides support on a one-to-one and group basis for carers who have been bereaved. The four main goals of the project are:

  • To support a bereaved carer to reduce feelings of isolation
  • To provide an opportunity for a bereaved carer to talk about their thoughts and feelings
  • To provide helpful information and advice to bereaved carers
  • To increase the knowledge of professionals around bereavement support for carers

We also provide a group called the Support After Loss group which offers bereaved carers the opportunity to socialise and build their confidence in getting out and about and enjoying the activities and events in the community. Trips and events are arranged and include trips to the WP Playhouse, local museums and gardens. The group has also enjoyed informal coffee mornings, talks and art workshops.

A time limited therapeutic support group is also available.

For more information about bereaved carer support please contact:

Sue Sutton – 07539 101 014 – susan.sutton@carersleeds.org.uk

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Our bereaved carers team recently joined forces with Leeds film making charity Lippy People to make a series of films. The films focus on bereaved carers, and show what it’s like to be a carer and how life changes following the death of the person they cared for.

Here’s the story of one young adult carer showing how she managed following the passing of her mum.

Here’s Vince’s story, My Maureen, My Rock.

And here’s the final film Getting On With Life…Again.

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