Sudden comments on Independent Age research on commissioning bereavement support

Commenting on research published today (Thursday 4 March 2021) by Independent Age about commissioning bereavement support across the UK, Jason Wakeford from Sudden says:

“Today’s research from Independent Age illustrates the huge gaps in bereavement support which sadly exist for hundreds of thousands of people across the country.

“While funding from the Department of Health and Social Care has helped reduce the harrowing effects of the pandemic’s second wave on families, it runs out at the end of the month – leaving many charities facing a cliff edge when their services are most needed. As well as setting out a national strategy, it’s also critical that the Government continues to support charities providing critical bereavement support from April onward.”

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Sudden is reliant on donations. We are a charity-run service. If you’d like to contribute to our crucial work, particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, then please donate to Sudden. Sudden is run and hosted by Brake, the road safety charity.

The Sudden service was launched in July 2020 after being awarded vital pandemic funding from the Government, the National Lottery Community Fund and Barclays, in recognition of Brake’s expertise in provision of early intervention care for people bereaved in unexpected and horrific circumstances.