LOCAL community charity Carers Careline is setting up a bereavement group at the Ecumenical Centre in Redditch town centre.
The initiative, backed by a grant from the Santander Discovery Fun,d is the result of feedback about the needs people have.
Its first meeting is on Saturday, October 20 and it will be held on the third Saturday of every month thereafter from 10.30am to 12noon.
Fiona Mitchell, chief officer at Carers Careline, said there had many requests for a bereavement group where people can get together with others in the same situation in a neutral location.
“Quite often when people are bereaved, whether the death was expected or not, they have no idea where to turn for help,” she said.
“Sometimes they have no one to talk about their experiences, their grief and how they are coping.
“Our group will be open to anyone, regardless what stage in their journey they may be at. We think this is a much-needed resource.
“It’s an opportunity for those who don’t know where to turn to find empathy, helpful information and advice.”
For more details call Carers Careline on 01527 66177 or email [email protected]
Carers Careline was set up 30 years ago and has been providing a range of support and information to carers in Redditch since then.
It is based in the Ecumenical Centre near the entrance to the Kingfisher Shopping Centre.