Bereavement

Bedford Bereavement Services

We offer support to all bereaved people during our group meetings held monthly at Norse Rd Crematorium.

Telephone: 01234 718150
8.45am to 5.15pm (Mon to Thurs) &
8.45am to 4.45pm (Fri)

Website: www.bedford.gov.uk

Email: crem@bedford.gov.uk

CHUMS Crisis Response Service

CHUMS have a Crisis Response Service which offers immediate support to adults and children who have been bereaved by a suspected suicide or suicide death. This service is open to anyone living in Bedfordshire, even if the death happened elsewhere.

Telephone: Caroline Holley 07826951526

Email: crisisresponse@chums.uk.com

Dunstable & Luton Counselling Service

Luton & Dunstable Counselling Centre provides affordable BACP accredited counselling services in the Luton and Dunstable area.

Hilde Eccles House
70-72 Princes Street
Luton
Beds
LE1 SAT

Telephone: 01582 732450

Email: lutonadmin@hbcf.co.uk

Relate

As part of a package of care, we offer counselling to individuals, couples, families and young people who are experiencing the impact of change, loss and bereavement.

Telephone: 01234 356350

Website: www.relatebedsandluton.org.uk

Email: appointments@relatebedsandluton.org.uk

Sue Ryder

St John’s Hospice
Moggerhanger
Bedfordshire
MK44 3RJ

Telephone: 01767 642429

Website: www.sueryder.org.uk

Email: jane.maxfield@sueryder.org.uk

The Compassionate Friends

Supporting bereaved parents and their families after the death of their son or daughter, at any age and from any cause.

Bedfordshire Contact: 01767 689781

Helpline: 0845 123 2304

Website: www.tcf.org.uk

CHUMS

Offering a variety of bereavement support services including groups and 1:1 across Bedfordshire, to children (3yrs – 18yrs) and their parents or carers, following the death of someone close to them, whoever that may be and however they have died. A Trauma service is available for those who may need specialist intervention.

CHUMS also offer a Stillbirth and Neonatal Bereavement Service for families in Bedfordshire, offering bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings ongoing support following the death of their baby.

Telephone: Jan Cooper 07826951528

Email: jan.cooper@chums.uk.com

Cruse Bereavement Care

Individual and group bereavement support is offered to bereaved adults, whether recently bereaved or many years ago.

Telephone: 0300 200 4108

Website: www.crusebedfordshire.org.uk

Email: support@crusebedfordshire.org.uk

Keech Hospice Care

The Bereavement Service offers support to families and friends of those referred to Keech Hospice Care, both the Adult and Children’s Hospice.

Telephone: 01582 492339

Website: www.keech.org.uk

Email: info@keech.org.uk

Road Victims Trust

Provides emotional and practical support to those affected by fatal and serious injury road collisions in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

146 Bedford Road
Kempston
Bedford
MK42 8BH

Telephone: 01234 843345

Website: www.rvtrust.org.uk

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide offers “ a unique and distinct service for bereaved adults across the UK, run by the bereaved for the bereaved. We currently help around 7000 people each year and we continue to grow in response to significant unmet demand.” For those age 18 or over.”

Telephone: 0300 111 5065

Website: www.uksobs.org

The Luton & Dunstable Hospital

We provide support and information to families of the deceased including those affected by issues surrounding post mortem procedures.

Telephone: 01582 491166 – switchboard – ask for Bereavement
Office, for help with administrative matters

Chaplaincy: 01582 497370

Website: www.ldh.nhs.uk

Email: chaplaincy@ldh.nhs.uk