A group of local organisations, known as the Renfrewshire Bereavement Network, includes hospices ACCORD and St. Vincent’s, as well as the Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP), Renfrewshire Council and RAMH.
Collectively, the Network aims to provide support to people in the Renfrewshire area who are experiencing loss or dealing with grief – by offering access to the most appropriate advice, guidance and counselling available – all from a single point of access.
People who need support will be able to contact a new helpline where they can discuss the help they need. After an assessment, staff who have been trained to manage calls, will aim to make sure they receive the most appropriate support for their individual circumstances.
The service is available to adults in the Renfrewshire area, regardless of their gender, social group or location. Following a review of the pilot and depending upon demand, there is potential for the service to continue beyond the initial period to become a more permanent feature.
If you or somebody you know needs to get in touch with the Renfrewshire Bereavement Network, call the helpline number on 0800 038 6020 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit: www.renfbn.org.uk