Responder Visiting Service
We offer a responder service to bereaved families within the Grampian Region. Our Responders are all trained volunteers, who will arrange a home visit to assist bereaved families by providing support. Sometimes responders will meet with the parents and carers and assist them by providing suggestions as to how best to respond to their child. On other occasions the responder may undertake some direct work with the child or young person. This may be via some craft activities or working through an activity book.
Visits normally will take place within the family home, and can in some circumstances take place very quickly after the death has occurred. The responder will offer support to the family, after traumatic death circumstances when often all members are in shock after learning about the death, and be confused about the process.
Our responders sometimes assist with helping families access other services. GCBN do not offer financial support.
For some families a one off visit is sufficient, however, in other circumstances a number of visits may be agreed. It is whatever feels best for each individual families.
We regularly publish newsletters with specific updates about Archie’s Child Bereavement Network. This aims to share details about activities or training being provided as well as keeping families informed as to forth coming events. From time to time it features one of our young service uses, or volunteers and sometimes even one of our Archie trustees. To register for a newsletter email, [email protected]