Carers Leeds

The Bereaved Carer Project at Carers Leeds provides support on a one-to-one and group basis for carers who have been bereaved. The four main goals of the project are:

-To support a bereaved carer to reduce feelings of isolation
-To provide an opportunity for a bereaved carer to talk about their thoughts and feelings
-To provide helpful information and advice to bereaved carers
-To increase the knowledge of professionals around bereavement support for carers

We also provide a group called the Support After Loss group which offers bereaved carers the opportunity to socialise and build their confidence in getting out and about and enjoying the activities and events in the community. Trips and events are arranged and include trips to the West Yorkshire Playhouse, local museums and gardens. The group has also enjoyed informal coffee mornings, talks and art workshops. A time limited therapeutic support group is also run.

For more information about bereaved carer support please contact Sue Sutton on 07539 101014  or email susan.sutton@carersleeds.org.uk. The service is deaf accessible please email craig.jones@carersleeds.org.uk for more information.