Latest News | 18 August 2020

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Bondholder Treetops Hospice Care is offering free bereavement counselling to care home staff left devastated by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Treetops has been offering bereavement counselling to children, adults and families for over twenty years but has recognised the huge impact that the pandemic has had, and continues to have on care home ‘communities’.

Carol Stevenson, Treetops Therapeutic Services Manager, said the counselling service is ‘needed now more than ever’. She said: “Care homes are very much communities in their own right, where residents have lived and been cared for, for many years in some cases. Naturally, residents and staff develop close relationships and friendships, so when residents die this has an enormous impact on everyone in the home.

“Over the last few months, hundreds of residents have died in care homes across Derby and Derbyshire. But staff have had to carry on working and they’ve been unable to just stop and process their grief, or to share their anxieties and stresses of working through the pandemic.

“We have a team of highly qualified counsellors, student counsellors and trained bereavement support volunteers and we’re ready to offer one-to-one sessions, online or face-to-face within the hospice’s bespoke counselling centre.”

Counselling is available to care home staff who work in the southern Derbyshire and Derby city areas.

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