Welcome Everyone to The Drop In Bereavement Centre Website. The Centre is happy to announce that on 5th May 2015 it was entered in the Charities Register as a Registered Charity No. 1161526.


The Drop in Bereavement Centre, based at 187 Grange Road, Plaistow London E13 0HA (Tel: 0207 511 6444)  
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:
  • Understanding
  • Compassion     
  • Hope                
Referrals to the Centre can be made in the following manner.

For Newham residents:
  • GP Referral - forms can be downloaded from the Website or obtained from the Drop In Bereavement Centre and must be completed by your GP/Practice Manager and forwarded to the Centre by post or given to individuals to bring along to the Centre. Where possible please use the Surgery's stamp on the Referral form.
  • Referrals by Newham Carers (Newham Centre for Mental Health CMHT) referrals must be completed at all times by the Social Worker/Care Worker with a brief history of the client's mental health history to include any medication being taken
  • Referrals by Newham Psychological Services should be completed by the Therapist and a brief history of the client's psychological history has to be attached also indicating whether client has accessed talking therapies and for how long.  
  • The Centre has an open door policy and accepts referrals from organisations and associated health Organisations outside of Newham:  
The Drop In Bereavement Centre 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      www.BEMCCF.org.uk 

The Centre gained Independency in 2013 from being an Umbrella Project under Community Links.  Kevin Jenkins, continues to provide advice to the Centre. Kevin Jenkins is the Specialist Project Senior Advisor of Community Links Trust, Overall Beacon Fellowship Award Winner 2008, Tel: 020 7473 9685 ; e: kevin.jenkins@community-links.org, w: www.community-links.org | tw: @comm_links ; 105 Barking Road | London | E16 4HQ.

2015 SUPPORT AND THANK YOU'S TO ORGANISATIONS/SCHOOLS/FUNDERS/COMPANIES.  

May 30th A BIG thank you to

Interconnector UK Ltd 10k fundraising run raised a grand total of £2,893.20 for the Drop In Bereavement Centre.  A truly remarkable achievement by Mary Simmons and all staff connected persons who contributed by way of donations through LocalGiving.  A Special thank you once again.  See further pictures as event unfolded under the "Our thank you to our fundraisers" section of this website.

July The Centre would like to thank all the Staff Members and a Special THANK YOU to all the school children of Stebon Primary School  1.    
Burdett Estate, Wallwood Street, Poplar, London E14 7AD Phone:020 7987 4237 who worked so hard in baking and creating special cakes in their fundraising cake sale event that raised £448.00 for the Centre.  This was much appreciated alongside a special mention to Sue who helped to bring this event about and who contributed her own personal donation; we are all very grateful for the amount raised which will go towards the general running expenses of the Centre so once again a BIG thank you.

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.  







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