Creative Support: Supporting people in times of distress

When an individual supported by Creative Support passed away at a service, it was a difficult time for all concerned.  The organisation offered counselling and extra key working sessions to support each individual at the service with their grieving. It also facilitated a practical session to help people grieve and move on. Individuals were given balloons to write messages to the person who had died and released them into the air.  This was a cathartic process for both the people supported and the staff, and helped to bring a certain amount of closure to the passing of the individual concerned.  All individuals were also supported to attend the funeral.

See Creative Support’s page here:

http://www.drivingupquality.org.uk/provider-details?userid=106