UPDATE: Cruse Bereavement Care have relaunched their services in Fenland, after being forced to suspend service at the start of last year. A donation has been secured from Tesco to cover the cost of training six volunteer bereavement counsellors. Volunteers have now been found and have started their training.
“The community is where residents want to be treated, rather than at distant hospitals. This in turn can prevent much disease and unhappiness in the future.” Dr Anthony Bond, Whittlesey GP
There is currently inadequate support locally for those coming to terms with bereavement, particularly children. The lack of treatment can lead to further patient harm, with a higher risk of self-harm from those children who have not had an opportunity for counselling following family tragedy.
We call on the Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group to recruit a bereavement counsellor to work with families in North East Cambridgeshire.