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.
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