Family/Bereavement Support Service

Our Family support service provides someone who can listen to those suffering bereavement or pre-bereavement. 

We can provide emotional support at a time and interval that suits you.  We offer support for those caring for loved ones with a life-limiting illness and our trained volunteers understand the feelings of grief and loss associated with bereavement.

This service is free of charge and there is no need to have had any prior contact with the hospice.  People wishing to access the service can contact us directly or via healthcare professional. 

Initial contact will be from our Family Support coordinator to have a chat about your support needs and plan ongoing support which will be delivered via our dedicated volunteers with extensive training and backgrounds in bereavement support.

Appointments will be predominantly telephone consultations.

Telephone: 01665 606515 or 01289 309997


"It is just a year since my wife died but I'm very mindful of the care I received from the nurses telling me I was in their thoughts, and they would always be there should I need them. The last year has not been easy, but I have got through it. However, it is good to know that I can turn to you for support if things get really difficult. 


Our Bereavement Support Brochure

Our Bereavement Support brochure is available to read and download by clicking on the link below. 

If you would like to access our Bereavement Support service, please contact us directly on T. 01665 606515 or T. 01289 309997

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What Happens Now?
A bereavement guide produced by Northumberland County Council

This bereavement guide has been prepared by a group of registration officers employed in Northumberland. Our aim is to give helpful advice and guidance to relatives who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one. We will endeavour to arrange an appointment for relatives at a time and place of their choice.