Bungards have teamed up with experienced bereavement counsellor, Eve Miller to offer two free counselling sessions. Eve has been practising as a counsellor in Hove for over 10 years and was previously an accredited Bereavement Counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care and helped launch the aftercare service.
In addition to offering emotional support Bungards have also teamed up with Home & Company, a local home help organisation, to offer practical help in the home. Home & Company will provide up to four free hours of their service and can provide help with shopping, cooking, laundry and any other help around the house that is needed.
“At Bungards Funeral Directors we believe that we have an important responsibility to care for our families, not just by offering support during the funeral, but also providing aftercare in the difficult days, weeks and months that follow” says Richard Whittle, Managing Director.
A recent report by The National Council for Palliative Care said that 75% of people who have been bereaved said they didn’t get the support they needed. After the inevitable busy period immediately following someone’s death it can be particularly lonely and difficult to get back to doing the things you did. By offering aftercare in the form of counselling and practical home help Bungards hope to help with the grieving and healing process.