Bereaved people may have to deal with increased trauma, and may be cut off from some of their usual support network. Those who are already struggling with bereavement, or whose relatives or friends die through other causes will also be affected.
Cruse have put together resources to share how bereavement and grief may be affected by this pandemic.It covers some of the different situations and emotions bereaved people may have to deal with.
This very useful guide can be one of many stepping stones for those struggling and their loved ones to better understand their situation and lead them to find a safe and supportive environment, especially during the pandemic.
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Age UK in Cornwall offer a wide range of services for the older generation. They have plans in place and have seen huge support from their staff & volunteers to keep services going throughout this period of uncertainty. They offer a helpline service for free confidential and expert advice, as well as transport and care services.
When physical contact is restricted you can keep in touch with friends and family through online technology. If you have a smart phone, mobile phone, tablet or computer, try using Facetime, Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp or other Apps to keep connected with them.
A friendly face on the screen may keep our spirits up and ensure that we are maintaining communications links at this time.
Perhaps it is time for you to dust down your old phones or tablets that you no longer need or purchase them for your family to enable contact.
As well as a lot of help on the web they offer an online chat. Their phone service for Bodmin is now coordinated from their main office in Truro. To access services in the Bodmin area, all people need to do is ring: 01872 263001