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The Help Project to support recently bereaved residents

Council News
09:54, Tuesday, 12th May 2020

North Lincolnshire Council have shared details of ‘The Help Project’, a new service that will support residents over the age of 50 who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

The service, a partnership between the council, Age UK Lindsey and Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire, aims to prevent social isolation by creating a friendly support network.

As part of the service, a team member will work with the 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 will be promoted by the council’s Registration Service and those registering deaths will be offered the opportunity to sign up to the scheme.

A help pack can be downloaded at our website [PDF, 316KB]. For more information, please contact Citizens Advice North Lincolnshire by email: help@citizensadvicenlincs.org.uk or by calling 01724 296958.

While this scheme specifically supports older residents, the council has also collated a list of local and national charities and organisations that are offering bereavement support. The below list contains a description of each charity and contact details.

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
Visit the Age UK website

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
Visit the Citizens Advice website

Cruse Bereavement Care offer support, advice and information to all individuals who have been bereaved.
Call: 07488253640 or 01724 281178
Visit the Cruse Bereavement Care website

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
Visit the Hope Again website

Jen’s Special Place is a local support group for bereaved children and families within Scunthorpe.
Call: 0785 6030 3301
Visit the Jen’s Special Place website

Lindsey Lodge Hospice provide friendship and emotional support following the loss of a loved one.
Call: 01724 270835
Visit the Lindsey Lodge Hospice website

Macmillan Cancer Support give practical and emotional support at the end of life and through bereavement by cancer.
Call: 0808 808 0000
Visit the Macmillan Cancer Support website

Mind provide emotional support and support with the management of mental health
Call: 01724 279500
Visit the Mind website

National Bereavement Service provides comfort, support and practical advice to the bereaved.
Call: 0800 435 455 and/or 0800 9177 416
Visit the National Bereavement Service website

North Lincolnshire Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (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
Visit the CAMHS website

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
Visit the Samaritans website

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide.
National helpline: 0300 111 5065
Local helpline: Nina – 07528788823
Visit the Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

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:

The Life Central website
The Healthwatch North Lincolnshire website
The Bereavement UK website

National Bereavement Support Agencies

Childhood Bereavement Network supports children and young people by providing up to date information, advice and support.
Call: 0207 843 6309
Visit the Childhood Bereavement Network website

Childline offers emotional support and advice to individuals under the age of 18 for any concerns or worries they may have.
Call: 0800 1111
Visit the Childline website

Grief Encounter support ranges from emotional support, grief groups and remembrance days to long term counselling.
Call: 0208 371 8455
Visit the Grief Encounter website

Homestart offers emotional support and can help individuals overcome practical difficulties following the loss of a partner, parent or child.
Call: 0116 464 5490
Visit the Homestart website

SupportLine supports the victims and families of victims who have suffered death or injury by drunk drivers on the roads.
Call: 01708 765200
Visit the SupportLine website

The Compassionate Friends provides support services over the phone to parents and their immediate family following the loss of a child/children of any age.
Call: 0345 123 2304
Visit the Compassionate Friends website

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome and offers emotional support for bereaved families.
Call: 0808 802 6868
Visit The Lullaby Trust website

Winston’s Wish supports children and their families following the death of a parent or their sibling.
Call: 0808 802 0021
Visit the Winston’s Wish website