6 May 2020: service update
During the Covid-19 outbreak, Islington Bereavement Service continues to support lonely or isolated people. It continues to offer support and a listening ear for up to 10 weeks. The service will match the person with a trained and experienced volunteer who will support them over the phone.
The Islington Bereavement Service offers support for adults living in Islington and/or registered with a GP in Islington. The service is for people who have experienced the death of a family member, relative or another important person in their life. Run by St Joseph’s Hospice and a team of trained volunteers, this service can offer practical, social and emotional support.
The service offers:
- companionship and a listening ear
- emotional support
- company to go to medical appointments, the library or on a local outing
- help in finding important support services
This bereavement service is delivered by volunteer companions. All volunteers are fully trained and vetted. They can provide confidential support on a one-to-one basis or within a group setting. They are not counsellors but have been trained in listening skills.
- Adults living in Islington and/or registered with a GP in Islington.
- Adults who have experienced the death of a family member, relative or another important person in their life.
How to refer
The following clinicians can refer to this service:
Directly by telephone
t: 0300 3030 400
Contact St Joseph’s Hospice’s First Contact Team (FCT)