The Help Project
The Help Project is a service that supports residents over the age of 50 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. It is a partnership between the council, Age UK Lindsey and Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire. It aims to prevent social isolation by creating a friendly support network.
As part of the service, a team member will work with a recently bereaved resident to create a tailored support plan containing practical advice and guidance.
The plan may include information on what financial assistance is available, ways to stay connected and active while practicing government guidance on social distancing, and more.
The Help Project information pack [PDF, 316KB] has more information. You can also contact Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01724 296958.
The following is a list of national and local organisations that offer bereavement support:
National bereavement support agencies
There is a range of advice and support available if you’re dealing with bereavement, or supporting someone who is. For a list of national support services please visit Gov.UK.
Local bereavement support agencies
Age UK supports all individuals over the age of 50 years by providing advice, information and a befriending service which aims to minimise social isolation.
Call: 01507 524242
Citizens Advice run the Help Project which includes a Befriending Officer to ensure you are provided the help and support you require.
Call: 01724 296958
Cruse Bereavement Care offer support, advice and information to all individuals who have been bereaved.
Call: 07488253640 or 01724 281178
Hope Again is the youth version of Cruse Bereavement Care, which provides a safe place for young individuals to express themselves through grief.
Call: 0808 808 1677
Jen’s Special Place is a local support group for bereaved children and families within Scunthorpe.
Call: 0785 6030 3301
Lindsey Lodge Hospice provide friendship and emotional support following the loss of a loved one.
Call: 01724 270835
Macmillan Cancer Support give practical and emotional support at the end of life and through bereavement by cancer.
Call: 0808 808 0000
Mind provide emotional support and support with the management of mental health
Call: 01724 279500
North Lincolnshire Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) provides mental health support for children and young people up to the age of 18. This is inclusive of support for bereavement and any mental health needs.
Call: 01724 408460
The Samaritans provide support and information in difficult times for yourself or if there are concerns for another individual.
Text: 116 123
Call: 0330 094 5717
The Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide.
Local helpline: Nina – 07528788823
Further advice, information and support for bereavement can be provided by school nurses, the local registrar, your workplace and your local GP Practice. More information on what support is available can be found on the following websites: