Bereavement

Bedford Bereavement Services

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

Telephone Cathy Appleby: 01234 718150

Email: catherine.appleby@bedford.gov.uk

Website: www.bedford.gov.uk

CHUMS – Child Bereavement Service

Chums was created to meet the needs of children, young people and their families following the death of someone close.

Telephone: 01525 863924

Website: www.chums.uk.com

Cruse Bereavement Care

CRUSE runs bereavement support groups for adults, whether recently bereaved or many years past. Please contact Bedfordshire CRUSE to self refer for this support.

Telephone: 03002 004108

Email: support@crusebedfordshire.org.uk

Website:www.crusebedfordshire.org.uk

Keech Hospice Care

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

Telephone: 01582 492339

Road Victims Trust

A support service for anyone bereaved or otherwise affected by a road collision.
Covering Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

Telephone: 01234 843345

Email: enquiries@rvtrust.co.uk

Website: www.rvtrust.org.uk

Sands

We offer support to those whose baby has died through late miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal death.

Telephone: 07900 106543
Website: www.uk-sands.org

Victim Support

This group offers a service to those bereaved by homicide or to others who have been affected by the crime.

Telephone: 08453 030900

Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

Way Up

A national charity offering a social and support network for men and women who lost their partner when aged 51 or over.

Website: www.way-up.co.uk

Bedford Hospital

Provides support and information to families
of the deceased.

Telephone: 01234 792163 or 01234 355122 X4621

Website: www.bedfordhospital.nhs.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.

Helpline: 08451 232304

Telephone: 01767 689781

Website: www.tcf.org.uk

The Luton & Dunstable Hospital

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

Telephone: Margaret Malcolm Bereavement Support Officer 08451 270127
Telephone: Chaplaincy 01582 497370

Relate

Offers counselling to individuals, couples, families and young people who are experiencing the impact of change, loss and bereavement.

Telephone: 01234 356350

Samaritans

If you are in emotional distress, despairing or feeling suicidal, talking can make all the
difference.

Telephone: Bedford 01234 211211

Telephone: Luton 01582 720666

Telephone: UK 08457 909090

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Website: www.samaritans.org

Sue Ryder Bereavement Service

This service offers bereavement support to families and friends following a death at St John’s Hospice or in the community following a terminal illness.

Telephone: 01767 642429

WAY Foundation (Widowed and Young)

A national charity offering a social and support network for men and women who lost their partner when aged 50 or under.

Website: www.widowedandyoung.org.uk