Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Kingston Bereavement Service recognises its duty of care to all those who use our bereavement services, and volunteer or work for the charity. In light of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, please find below the latest information and guidance with regard to our service.
KBS will follow government advice relating to the coronavirus pandemic to which all our staff are required to adhere.
We will continue to carefully monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly. We apologise for any inconvenience that changes we make to our service may cause but hope that you will understand that the safety and wellbeing of those who provide and access our service is paramount.
We are continuing to offer a service to our clients but we are unable to see anyone face to face at the moment.
KBS Privacy Promise
We promise to:
- Keep your data safe and private
- Never sell your data
- Only use your data for its intended purpose
- Erase your data on request
Kingston Bereavement Service gathers and retains personal data about clients in order to assist all staff and volunteers to work effectively on the client’s behalf. This personal information will be kept securely and only be shared with others after a client has given specific and written consent. Exceptions to this are covered in the At Risk Procedure, where there is a danger to either the client or their dependents.
Aftercare Support Group
We occasionally run an Aftercare Support Group at the KBS offices once a month, for a period of six months. The group is facilitated by experienced counsellors and is for clients who have finished their individual counselling at KBS.
The main goal of a bereavement support group is to break the isolation grief can impose on all of us. Participants have a chance to meet other people who are experiencing a significant loss and to share what works and what does not work. Different topics will be discussed according to need.
Click here to read about what we have been doing in the last year.