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Bereavement charity gets funding boost
A charity will be able to train new bereavement suppport volunteers following a funding boost from Hertfordshire County Council.
Councillor Caroline Clapper has given £200 from her locality budget to Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire.
The cash will go towards a training course for olunteers who talk to bereaved people in their own homes in Potters Bar, offering emotional and psychological support.
Cllr Clapper said: “Giving people the opportunity to talk about their loss with a separate individual can really help, especially with children and young people.”
Clair Pike, area co-ordinator for the charity, said: "This is fantastic because Caroline’s funding will go specifically towards providing bereavement support when it is needed, without the client having to wait for a suitable volunteer.
"Our volunteers talk to bereaved people in their own homes and listen to their unique stories. We don’t tell clients how they should feel or what they should do. Instead, we offer emotional and psychological support – sometimes with a little practical help – enabling them to regain some control over their lives."