Bodie’s Bereavement Service

For families bereaved of a child in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Who do we support?

The family of a child who died after 1st October 2019.

Families whose child was 18 years or under when they died.

Families who live in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

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What service do we provide to families bereaved of a child?

The death of a child is one of the most devastating experiences a parent can face. The Bodie Hodges Foundation believes that every family bereaved of a child should have access to early support that includes the whole family. We will work with the whole family, parents and siblings as well as blended families. We are also passionate about supporting children with SEND following the death of a brother or sister. The early days following the death of a child can feel lonely and isolating and bereaved families can be given lots of different advice about how to feel and what to do but we know that each of us grieve uniquely and so our service will meet you where you are in your grief and support you to grieve in your own way.

We offer Family and Child Centred sessions which may include:

A friendly face in the early days

Support in their own home

Emotional support for the whole family

Memory making

How can I refer my family to this service?

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Where will the sessions take place?

We will come and meet you in your own home and sessions can take place there or in a safe place. We can work with children and young people in their own home or in school. When working with preschool children the sessions will take place at home with a parent.

How can I make a referral?

We accept referrals from professionals and families, and you will find the forms below. If you would like to have a chat about this service before you complete a referral form, please contact Nicola by email nicola@bodiehodgesfoundation.co.uk or call 07483347008

We aim to respond to all referral requests within 7 days and our service runs Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm