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Project Update October 2019

The project has been introduced across 11 ExtraCare locations since it started in January 2017 and below are some achievements to date:

  • 49 resident Bereavement Supporter volunteers who offer listening support to their peers following a loss or bereavement, have been recruited and trained across seven retirement villages
  • 270 residents and over 185 staff have attended ‘bereavement information and awareness sessions’
  • Quote from staff member following Information Session: “Very helpful because everyone will go through this pain and now know how to deal with it.”
  • There have been over 180 contacts where a resident, or a member of the village community, has accessed support from a Bereavement Supporter 
  • Over 190 ExtraCare staff have undertaken one day Loss and Bereavement Awareness training with Cruse
  • Over 60 Dementia Friends have been created within Cruse