Welcome Everyone to The Drop In Bereavement Centre Website
The Drop in Bereavement Centre, based at 187 Grange Road, Plaistow London E13 0HA (Tel: 0207 511 6444)
was accredited March 2012 by the Development Officers of The Forum for Health & Wellbeing Communities of HealthSt Mark's Community Centre 218 Tollgate Road Beckton LONDON, E6 5YA 020 7473 9513 www.BEMCCF.org.uk
The Drop In Bereavement Centre provides ongoing help and support for bereaved individuals and families. It aims to assist them in coming to terms with bereavement. It seeks to help in making a real and sustained difference in the community.
Our Values are:
Referrals to the Centre can be made in the following manner.
For Newham residents:
- GP Referral - forms can be obtained and completed by your GP and forwarded to the Centre by post or given to individuals to bring along to the Centre.
- General Referral via Community Organisations, Newham Carers (Newham Centre for Mental Health and Newham Psychological Services).
- Self referrals - forms can be obtained from the Centre for completion.
The Centre also accepts referrals from residents and organisations outside of Newham:
The Centre is managed independently by the Co-founders and is supervised under the guidence of Kevin Jenkins, Specialist Project Senior Advisor of Community Links Trust, Overall Beacon Fellowship Award Winner 2008, Tel: 020 7473 9685 ; e: firstname.lastname@example.org, w: www.community-links.org | tw: @comm_links ; 105 Barking Road | London | E16 4HQ.
The Drop in Bereavement Centre are proud to announce in August 2013 The Developmental Project for The Over 50/60's Health And Well Being Therapy Workshops for Bereaved Individuals have been funded by the following: A tremendous BIG
thanks for such fundamental support. Thanks to Rachel Orford, Ford BritainTrustTel: 01277 252551,Registered Charity 269410 for supporting by way of donation of £200 to the Centre's annual Social Activity Trips, much appreciated.
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAS SUPPORTED THE CENTRE THROUGHOUT 2014. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOUR FUNDING SUPPORT WHICH WAS GRANTED IN 2014 TO ENABLE ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES TO CONTINUE INTO 2015. THIS SERVICE IS VITAL TO THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED BEREAVEMENT AND THANKS TO YOU ALL WE CAN CONTINUE TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE WELL BEING WORKSHOPS IN 2015.
Much appreciation to Awards for All for supporting the Centre for a Second Year in enabling the introduction of Staying Well Activities Workshops consisting of Yoga For Grief/Tai Chi/Complementary Therapies/Music Therapy and Zumba as part of a developmental social activities for beneficiaries commencing February 2015
A BIG thank you to Comic Relief for supporting the works of the Centre for a 2 year grant funding support to facilitate the much needed Late Afternoon/Evening Counselling sessions as well as enabling the Centre to concentrate on developing the Men's and Women's follow on Support Group Counselling workshops. This facilitation has enabled persons who are in full time employment who cannot access the daytime sessions to be able to access at a time convenient to their needs. Further information on dates and commencement of these workshops can be found the 2014/2015 Counselling Workshop Activities.
We thank Greg Palmer for working in partnership with the Centre (3 years support) by providing us in 2014 with an additional 2 Trainee Counsellors and a Complementary Therapist to enable the development of the Centre's Staying Well Activities for bereaved individuals. Please visit the promotional video courtesy and support of Transmission UK of the Centre's works. Video Link - http://www.transmissionuk.org/our-work/tuk-projects/newham-bereavement-drop-in-centre/
A BIG THANK YOU to The Metropolitan Gardens Association who made it possible for the refurbishment of the Drop In Bereavement Centre's Garden Space, to create a holistic area to benefit and complement the counselling and therapeautic complementary therapy workshops. Funding was granted in July 2014 and was needed to enable Users to access the open space area in the garden on a more regular basis to benefit sessions of meditation, yoga, Tai Chi. The Centre provides individuals with a wide choice in activities and creativity workshops to help process the grief journey. The funding from the Metropolitan Gardens facilitated a holistic garden space fundamental in helping to promote health and well being following loss. We would not have been able to do this without the funding provided by the Metropolitan Gardens Association. Once again many thanks for all your support.
We thank you for providing funding contribution which enabled the hiring of a Minibus which took a group of 16 beneficiaries to Hampton Court in August 2014. This was a successful day trip and would not have happened if your contribution was not forthcoming so we really appreciate your support.
This Trust has supported the Centre for 2 years enabling it to facilitate a Christmas Social Party for all beneficiaries past and present. This is always a successful event as it provides an opportunity for people to socialise in a shared setting and catch up with each other; this has helped over the years it has been running to reduce isolation and loneliness so many thanks for supporting this much needed end of year event that everyone looks forward to.
425 Barking Road, Plaistow, London, E13 8AL Region:Plaistow, Nearest Station:Plaistow, Telephone:020 7476 5160 Thanking KDG for supporting the Centre in donating and replacing a much needed double glazing door at the premises. The original door was badly damaged and support was freely forthcoming from Raj, and the whole team at KDG. Many, many thanks for your kindness and willingness to do this. Thank you from Management and Staff Team.