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Demelza Hospice Care for Children was started by Derek and Jennifer Phillips in memory of their daughter, Demelza, who sadly died at the age of 24. Find Out More... There are many ways we can help your family. Please get in touch to find out more.
The Bereavement Support Team provides a wide range of support and services:
Emotional Support • Pre and post bereavement support: one-to-one, couples and group work with children, their families and any significant others. • End of Life Care planning including funeral plans and wills • Befriending / Listening Support • Counselling Support • Sibling & Peer support: one-to-one, group or support with School • Adult Support groups - Mums, Dads and Grandparents
Practical support - (inclusive of funeral planning) • Participation in internal and external meetings and reviews • Support to access advocacy support • Remembrance events, i.e. Bereaved Families weekend, Snowdrop event and Annual Candlelight Service. • Community resources - open to the general public or local professionals who may want help/advice or signposting on to other professionals
We hold cultural and spiritual beliefs of each child and family with the highest regard. As such we aim to safeguard dignity and respect of each person we support. We work closely with Community Faith Leaders to ensure spiritual care needs, as identified by the child and/or family, are supported at all times.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children is an organizational member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adheres to the Ethical Framework for all counselling skills based activities. All work undertaken is located with relevant clinical and organizational policy frameworks to ensure safeguarding.
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to find out more information on what we can offer to download the Support for Bereaved Parents leaflet to download the Bereavement for Professionals leaflet to download the Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People leaflet to download the Talking with Children about Death leaflet
For further details contact: Family Support Services on 01795 845 200
Demelza Kent : Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME9 8DZ Demelza South East London : 5 Wensley Close, Eltham, London. SE9 5AB Demelza Community : Langtye Farm, Langtye Lane, Ripe, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6BA