Our bereavement service


We understand that after the death of a loved one, your thoughts and feelings can be overwhelming and difficult to understand or to put into words.  When someone close dies, it can leave you feeling alone and experiencing complex, unexpected feelings.  Our team of trained and experienced volunteers are here to offer you the help you may need at this time.

Help during your bereavement

Our service:

  • Will help with any bereavement, not just the families and friends of those cared for by the Hospice.
  • Is friendly, independent and provides you with the opportunity to find support with others who have experienced a bereavement.
  • Takes referrals from everyone. You can ask for help yourself, your family or friends may ask us to support you, or you might be referred to our service by a GP/health and social care professional.
  • Is provided free of charge.

Depending on your individual needs, we provide:

Bereavement groups

These are facilitated by trained volunteers. They take place in many areas across Lincolnshire and provide a safe, comfortable and friendly place where you can express your feelings and emotions with others who are also experiencing bereavement. To arrange attendance, call us on the number below.

We have groups in:

  • Boston
  • Bourne
  • Chapel St Leonards
  • Gainsborough
  • Grantham
  • Lincoln
  • Louth
  • Sleaford
  • Spalding

Groups are held on various days and times to make them as accessible as possible to everyone.

Supportive listening

A Supportive Listener could help you (in a one-to-one situation) to explore your feelings. There is a waiting list for this service.

One-to-one counselling

This is offered for people with more complex needs and there is a waiting list for this service.

What to do next

If you would like to receive support from our service, please ring our Palliative Care Coordination Centre on 0300 020 0694.  If you are ringing on behalf of someone else you must have their permission to do so.

If you require more information about the services that we offer please contact the Wellbeing Coordinator on 01522 518246.

To download information about our Bereavement Support service, or to view the UK Care Guide’s advice on the 21 things you need to do when someone dies in the UK, simply click the relevant image below. You can find more information on the UK Care Guide website here.

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