End-of-Life and Bereavement
Sadly, some people will die of Coronavirus, and other people will die of other causes during this time of lockdown and social distancing.
Coping with the end of life and death can be very hard, especially now when we may not have our usual support networks, and when funerals are held differently.
On this page is information about coping with the practical and emotional sides of end-of-life and bereavement.
Easy Read Resources:
- Coping with Bereavement by the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Grief and loss when someone dies (although this guide refers to cancer it gives helpful advice to anyone who has lost someone they care about) by Change/ Macmillan Cancer Support
- How you may feel when someone dies (although this guide refers to cancer it gives helpful advice to anyone who has lost someone they care about) by Change/ Macmillan Cancer Support
Information Links and Resources:
- When someone dies from Coronavirus: a guide for family and carers PDF by Beyond Words
- Cruse Bereavement Care Gloucestershire contact details
- Using a Remote Funeral Celebrant by Marie Pembridge
- ‘The Wall’ – a play about supporting someone through bereavement on YouTube
- ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ (DNAR) and People With Learning Disabilities PDF report by Learning Disability England
- Virtual Good Grief Cafes by The Good Grief Trust
- Bereavement Support Helplines by Gloucestershire County Council
- Grief after bereavement or loss by the NHS
- Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities (PCPLD) Network website by the PCPLD Network