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Annual Report 2022-23

Please download our Annual Report 2022-23.

Leeds Bereavement Forum Reading List on death, loss and bereavement

Download our reading list compiled in partnership with Leeds Libraries. The list includes books for children and young people; fiction and non-fiction suggestions. All books are available through Leeds Libraries.

Autism and bereavement resources

Resources to support autistic people, their families and professionals around bereavement.

Grief Support Guide

Created in collaboration by the Good Grief Festival, Cardiff University, the University of Bristol, the National Bereavement Alliance, Marie Curie and Compassionate Cymru. Available in ten languages.

End of Life Doula UK Evaluation

Since 2022, End of Life Doula UK (EoLDUK) has been commissioned by NHS West Yorkshire to provide doula services within Leeds and the surrounding areas. This report summaries and evaluates the commission to date, noting examples of clients, what type of support doulas have provided, and reporting on the outcome measures.

Prompt Cards for Bereavement

A collaborative project between Wakefield Hospice, Overgate Hospice, St Gemma's Hospice and West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.

How to provide culturally sensitive bereavement support

Produced by Good Thinking - Digital Mental Wellbeing for London

Young People attending Child Bereavement UK group in Leeds share their experiences and advice.

Leeds City Council and Child Bereavement UK have worked together to create an animation based on this advice. A link to the animation is included in the download.

Full pathway and guide for professionals working with children and young people in Leeds who have been bereaved

This pathway aims to:
• Set out a citywide approach to addressing the needs of children/young people who have experienced bereavement.
• Describe the integrated pathway in Leeds for a child/young person who has been bereaved.
• Provide staff with clear guidelines about how to support a child/young person

The intended outcomes for Leeds are:
• A more open attitude to discussing death and bereavement.
• Grief responses normalised.
• Practitioners feel more confident to support children/young people and refer appropriately.
• Children/young people who have experienced bereavement feel less alone and different.

Leeds Bereavement Pathway for Children and Young People Diagram

Please download the 'Leeds Bereavement Pathway for Children and Young People Diagram' showing the support available for Children and Young People who have been recently bereaved and/or are exhibiting emotional or behavioural difficulties.

Targeted bereavement support for children/young people in Leeds by age Diagram

Please download the 'Targeted bereavement support for children/young people in Leeds by their age diagram.'

Help With Funeral Costs

The latest information and guidance from Leeds City Council to help arrange a funeral during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Setting up and running regional networks for bereavement organisations

A new guide developed by the National Bereavement Alliance. Leeds Bereavement Forum features as a case study.

Care after Caring: supporting family carers facing and following bereavement

We are delighted that our work has been showcased in a new report Care After Caring from the National Bereavement Alliance and Hospice UK, commissioned by NHS England’s Commitment to Carers programme.

The report shares good practice and ideas of how to improve support for carers facing bereavement. Some of these are things that can be put in place before the death, to improve outcomes in bereavement. Others are ways of improving support after the death, to make it more sensitive to the lasting impact of caring. Published to coincide with Carers Week 2019, the report draws on research, policy and findings from consultations with former carers and those supporting them, to lay out a series of six aspirations for local areas and services to get the right support in place at the right time. The report includes 12 examples of local good practice in supporting carers facing and following bereavement, one of which is Leeds Bereavement Forum.

Annual Report 2021-22

Please download our Annual Report 2021-22.

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