The National Grief Awareness Week 2023 has focussed on raising awareness of bereavement services. The Family and Bereavement Support Team at Hospice at Home West Cumbria has been working to raise awareness of the support we offer for anticipatory grief, experienced by those with a life limiting illness and also support those important to them into bereavement. To raise awareness the Family and Bereavement Support team has shared information on our social media and website platforms; we have sent information to over 80 contacts including care homes in Allerdale and Copeland; community hospitals and West Cumberland Hospital as well as Northern Centre for Cancer Care; Samaritans; CRUSE; Child Bereavement UK; Citizens Advice Bureau; health care professionals; West Cumbrian GP’s and more.
We have also collaborated with Copeland Council who are lit the Wave on Whitehaven Harbour up in orange and Hospice at Home West Cumbria staff and volunteers have dressed up in orange to support the campaign.
In the coming months and throughout 2024 the team plan to continue to raise awareness of our services to ensure that as many people as possible receive the care and support that is available.
If you would like more information on our Family and Bereavement Services, please visit here.