Supporting bereaved families

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The Childhood Bereavement Network is part of the Life Matters task force, formed in response to the cuts to bereavement benefits introduced in April 2017. As part of Children’s Grief Awareness Week, the task force has launched six recommendations to improve support for bereaved children and their families:

You can watch a film and read more about the taskforce here, and below you can generate a template email asking your MP to champion these recommendations. Some of these recommendations are devolved matters, so if you live in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, please do also raise them with your MLA, MSP or AM.

You can also ask your MP to sign Early Day Motion 547, supporting the principles behind Children’s Grief Awareness Week, and Early Day Motion 548 raising concerns about the new Bereavement Support Payment.

Enter your postcode in the box below to generate an email to your MP: it includes a film from the Life Matters taskforce explaining the issues. If you would like to, you can personalise the email with your own message explaining why these issues matter to you.

Thank you for your time

The Childhood Bereavement Network team