The Gaddum Centre offers two bereavement services: Children’s Bereavement Counselling. They work with individuals in Manchester and Salford following a bereavement. Initially it has to be a young person who is referred. Once that referral has been accepted, they can also provide support to the adults who are caring for the young person, as they have often also been bereaved. They provide a separate worker for adults. Palliative Care Counselling. Specialist counselling for children and families in Manchester, Salford and Stockport, who feel they need some extra support because a child has a life limiting condition, or at any time after a child has died from such an illness. The service is available for the child the whole family or any member of the family, their carers or friends.
Update January 2020: No longer accepting referrals as funding for our Chameleon project (where a child or Young Person has experienced a traumatic bereavement) is due to end in June. We have been closely monitoring the waitlist and referrals, to ensure that all children referred and accepted onto the waitlist receive a service and the best possible client care. Based on the current waitlist we had to take the decision to no longer accept referrals for the service.