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Support

Local Support

Steps (Supporting Those Experiencing Personal Sadness) – Tovey Bros sponsors Steps several times during the year without any cost to those who come along. Their aim isto provide a safe place for bereaved people to find support, reassurance and information on their unique, natural but often difficult grief journey.

To download the latest Steps programme click here

We also publish a twice yearly bereavement support newsletter called Consolo. To download the latest issue, please click here.

Cruse Gwent – Tovey Bros has close links with CRUSE Gwent who can be contacted on 01633 251982 for information on a wide range of issues, both practical and emotional, relating to bereavement. They are an excellent source of support and a helpful resource. Their offices are open Monday to Friday 09.00am to 3.30pm. For further information or for anyone interested in becoming a bereavement support volunteer please call the CRUSE Gwent number or email them: gwent@cruse.org.uk

Care for the Family – A registered chartiy and has been working to strengthen family life since 1988. Bereaved Parent Support – Supporting parents living with loss after the death of a son or daughter. Widowed Young Support – Support for men and women living with loss after the death of a partner whilst still young. www.careforthefamily.org.uk

RD4U – is a website designed for young people by young people. It is part of Cruse Bereavement Care’s Youth Involvement Project and is here to support people after the death of someone close. RD4U means the ‘road for you’ – the main aim of the site is to let you find your own ‘road’ to dealing with your loss.

WELSH WIDOWS – are a group of people who have lost their loved ones through a variety of different circumstances. They are all at different points on this journey of grief, but have managed to find each other and meet up either via this website www.welshwidows.co.uk or in person.

Our group is currently made up of both men and women from different backgrounds of ALL ages some with children some without.

Together we have helped each other, but realize that there are many others who could benefit from being able to chat to people who are in the same situation, either via the website or in person, in a safe environment, where everyone understands what you are feeling and going through.

SWAN – (Something for Women Alone Now) – Many women find themselves alone now, as a result of the death of their partner, or from divorce. ‘Swan’ is a group for ladies like us who would like a chance to go out and need someone to go with.

‘Swan’ is a handy acrostic to explain what we are about, but also symbolic of the life we live – calm on the outside, but frantic paddling going on underneath just to stay afloat.

If this group appeals to you please contact Ann Nias on 01633 880619

CARDIFF AND NEWPORT SANDS (Stillbirth & Neonatal death charity) – supporting anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby. They hold a monthly support group, and provide local hospitals with memory boxes and support packs. www.cardiff-sands.co.uk

Further Support

BBC Coping with Grief – Bereavement

Bereaved Parents’ Network (for bereaved parents)

A Different Journey (for those widowed young)

Cardiff & Newport Sands (Stillbirth & Neonatal death charity)

Catholic Church – The Art of Dying Well

Centre for the Grief Journey

Citizens Advice Bureau

CRUSE Bereavement Care

DWP Department for Work and Pensions

Funerals Today (Website of funeral readings)

Grief Encounter – Helping children through bereavement

GPs and Social Workers

Lovingly Managed

Pet Bereavement Support Service

Petsavers – A division of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association

Royal Gwent Chaplaincy Service

SAIF The National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors – bereavement/medical careline phone numbers

SIDS Network Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other infant death

Tamba BSG Twins and Multiple Birth Association Bereavement Support Group

The Child Bereavement Trust

Winston’s Wish The Charity for Bereaved Children

About Human Rights

Bluebird Care An alternative to residential care – helping people to remain in their homes

Carers Trust The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

UK National Inventory of War Memorials a website which will help you to find war memorials