“Those who come to the Bereaved Carers Group regard it as a place to come together and share their thoughts and feelings with people who are going through similar experiences. All are at different stages of their bereavement, but often feelings they’ve described have been recognised by other members and therefore give comfort and a sense of connection that others are feeling the same way.
Supporting people on a one-to-one basis is equally rewarding, allowing them the opportunity to express themselves in a way that may not be possible with close family or friends, and helping them come to terms with their loss.
People really value the support available to them, knowing that coming to St Clare they will be dealt with in a caring and supportive environment. For me, it would be difficult to underestimate the impact my association with the Hospice has had on my life, and for the kindness and support I’ve received whilst volunteering here.”