Family Support

Support is offered in a range of ways for patients and their families, before and after bereavement.

The Family Support Service team have a background working with children and have experience in supporting families when a special person in their life has a life-limiting illness or has died.

The team link with schools and others involved in supporting young people, and provide opportunities for children and families to come together.

Samsara is our bereavement service particularly aimed at helping children before, during, and after bereavement.

To find out more, please contact Family Support Services: 01935 709174

Supporting a child and young person when someone is not expected to live:

When someone in the family has a life limiting illness and is not expected to live, the prospect of breaking the news to children can be difficult and daunting especially if you are upset. This below information has been written to help parents and carers support their child/children through this difficult process.

Family Support Resource - To read 'Supporting a child and young person when someone is not expected to live' click here

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