Bereavement Supporter Project
The Bereavement Supporter Project was a five year partnership project to improve bereavement support for older people in retirement villages and housing schemes.
The Bereavement Supporter Project was a five year partnership project between Cruse and The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund (2017-2021). The project worked to improve bereavement support for older people, including those with dementia, in ExtraCare retirement villages and housing schemes.
This project worked with older bereaved people, including those with early stage dementia. Using peer support and self-help we worked to make sure they have the support they need at the time they need it in order to stay active, engaged and involved with their communities. We’ll be using the findings to influence our approach with communities in the future.
The ExtraCare Charitable Trust is a registered charity which operates retirement villages and housing schemes and supports 4,400 older people including those living with dementia.
The project has been evaluated by Aston University and the University of Bristol to examine whether the project met its aims. Data was gathered from a range of stakeholders.Read the executive summary Read the full report