A partnership of local organisations is setting up a new bereavement group in Uppingham. The Bereavement Help Point wants to provide the local community with a place where they can access practical information, talk to others and share their emotions in a friendly and safe space. It will be open to everyone who has experienced bereavement in their life (whether that was last week or two years ago) and will be a drop-in service, so there’s no commitment or booking system – people can just turn up when they feel in need of a little help and TLC.
Bereavement Help Points have been set up in other parts of Rutland and across the country. They are highly valued by local communities because the focus is on what local people have told us they want and there’s no need to travel a long way to get there. This is just one of many positive comments from someone who’s benefitted from the groups in the past: “Coming to the Bereavement Help Point helped me as people understood how I felt.”
The Uppingham group will be led by Claire Henry MBE, who has worked in end-of-life care for 30 years and lives in Uppingham, the Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, three local hospices, Rutland residents and other community organisations.
The Bereavement Help Point sessions will be run by volunteers, supported by local organisations.