Islington Bereavement Service

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6 May 2020: service update

During the Covid-19 outbreak, Islington Bereavement Service continues to support lonely or isolated people. It continues to offer support and a listening ear for up to 10 weeks. The service will match the person with a trained and experienced volunteer who will support them over the phone. 

 


The Islington Bereavement Service offers support for adults living in Islington and/or registered with a GP in Islington. The service is for people who have experienced the death of a family member, relative or another important person in their life. Run by St Joseph’s Hospice and a team of trained volunteers, this service can offer practical, social and emotional support.

The service offers:

  • companionship and a listening ear
  • emotional support
  • company to go to medical appointments, the library or on a local outing
  • help in finding important support services

This bereavement service is delivered by volunteer companions. All volunteers are fully trained and vetted. They can provide confidential support on a one-to-one basis or within a group setting. They are not counsellors but have been trained in listening skills.


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • Adults living in Islington and/or registered with a GP in Islington.
  • Adults who have experienced the death of a family member, relative or another important person in their life.

How to refer

Self-referral

Patients can self-refer.

Contact St Joseph’s Hospice’s First Contact Team (FCT).


t: 0300 303 0400

e: stjosephs.firstcontact@nhs.net

w: https://www.stjh.org.uk/contact-us


Locations

St Joseph's Hospice