Our commitment to the families we serve continues after the funeral. We are very proud of our own in house Bereavement Care Service to support you though the difficult grieving process. This is provided as an extension to our commitment of care and is provided free of charge.
We aim to care for both the newly bereaved and those in the later stages of recovery. There is the opportunity to receive one to one support by a trained counsellor or extended support by one of our trained volunteers.We offer a range of groups and activities which bring people together in a caring and safe environment, including:
Chat and Lunch
This is a group that meets fortnightly with a programme of events scheduled through the year ranging from lunches, day trips to holidays. Membership in this group lasts for 3 years, after which members can progress to our MOT (Moving on Together) group which also meets fortnightly.
Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance
Hillier Bereavement Care has held an annual Remembrance Service since its introduction.
The Service takes place usually on the second Sunday in October and the venue is Christ Church, Cricklade Street, Old Town, Swindon. Starting at 3.00pm and followed by tea in the Leisure Centre, in the grounds of the Church.
Families who have suffered a bereavement in the last twelve months will be sent a personal invitation. However all members of Hillier Bereavement Care and members of the general public are welcome to attend the service.