Supporting Professionals in our Communities
We spend a lot of time helping in our communities, from helping with local projects & raising money for local charities to setting up bereavement groups to help our clients come together and tackle loneliness.
But arguably one of the most important things that we do in the community is provide support to other professionals who work closely with end of life care and bereavement.
Professionals such as Care Home staff, midwives, hospital & hospice workers have reached out to us for help and guidance about what happens when a person passes away. By knowing what happens from the moment they call us to the day of the funeral, they are able to better support and reassure the families in their care.
A few of our colleagues have taken this a step further and have been able to offer advice to midwifes so they can guide and care for parents who are in the unimaginable position of losing their baby. Donna Lunn has been recognised by the Royal Bolton Hospital for working closely with midwives there. As well as providing support and advice, she helped to organise the hospital’s Baby Memorial Service and attends events to raise awareness of still birth and pregnancy loss.
While we provide training to other professionals we are also continually training each other in order to provide the best possible service to our families. We’ve recently come together to learn more about a fantastic scheme to help people suffering with dementia. Memory boxes have been a great success across the country, filled with items of local memorabilia, they are taken to local care homes and are used to prompt conversations of days gone by. The feedback from these events has been so overwhelming that a workshop was recently set up in our Central Office with colleagues from across the country invited to come and learn about how the boxes have such a positive impact supporting people with dementia.
If you work for a company that would benefit from our help, please get in touch with your local funeral director.