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For bereavement help and support please go to When Someone Has Died
Below are links to other sites and organisations who may be able to offer support and advice on other matters
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At a loss
We provide the UK’s signposting website for the bereaved
Churches Together in Cornwall (CTC)
Co-ordinating body for around 50 ecumenical groups across Cornwall. Directories of churches and community action services. CTC infoHub shares Christian news, events and community services via website, email and social media. Part of a global network linking local churches with national and international bodies, aiming to inspire unity and share our gifts.
Cornwall Link – a place for communities in Cornwall to connect and support each other.
Kernow Health CIC
Community Connect – signposting and support – St.Agnes, Perranporth and Chacewater Telephone: 07920419105 Email: Nichola.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Bird, Enable Law (Truro)
Solicitor specialising in supporting families/individuals after bereavement – particularly Inquests, legal claims after accidental death for financial support. Assistant Coroner (Plymouth). Free initial advice/signposting/legal triage and guidance to individuals or professionals. Willing to provide bespoke training on legal issues to groups. Penhaligon’s Friends Trustee. Phone: 03303 116900.
Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU)
Support or Service Telephone advice and guidance for professionals who have a concern for a child/children. Request for Social Work intervention due to escalating concerns about a child’s welfare and safety. Members of the public can raise a concern about the welfare or safety of a child or young person. Requests for support from family members, the child or young person themselves.
Devon based company – their website offers a whole host of information on what you can do when you are left with cremated remains.
Bereavement support online community
The Compassionate Friends
They are a national charity that are a self help organisation of bereaved parents who deliver support groups and an online moderated forum for parents. http://www.tcf.org.uk They (usually but not at present) host a monthly support group in Penzance but enquiries have to go through their head office which is 0345 1203785 (Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) They are one of the organisations recommended most highly (by Outlook SouthWest) to parents who have lost a child (including an adult child) to suicide or any other type of death in order to access their moderated online forum or attend the Penzance support group.
The Loss Foundation
The Loss Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated solely to providing bereavement support following the loss of a loved one to cancer, whether that be spouses, family members, friends or colleagues.
The Silver Line
The Silver Line offer elderly bereavement support. The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year. Call anytime on 0800 4 70 80 90.