Who We Are & What We Do

Stafford & District Bereavement & Loss Support Service (SDBLSS) is a Stafford based registered charity which was established in 1984 by Dr Linda Machin when a need was recognised for bereavement support for local people. SDBLSS entered into partnership with Katharine House Hospice in 2010 but remains a registered independent charity which closely follows the guidelines of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Our Mission

The mission of SDBLSS is to provide a quality, caring and confidential bereavement support service to the local community.

Through the tireless efforts of our volunteer bereavement supporters,
our charity endeavours to help clients who access our service to make positive differences to their lives as they experience difficult times.

Our Counsellors

About our Counsellors and Support Workers… Our volunteers are people who are specially trained to be skilled in listening and providing emotional support, whilst you talk and gently go through what has happened during your time of bereavement or loss.


 

Our Services can offer you

As a Volunteer

Time

Emotional Support

Confidentiality

Skilled Listening

A New Understanding

Meet the Trustees & Volunteers

OUR TEAM

CHAIR
Shyamali Fenton

Meet the Trustees & Volunteers

Meet the Trustees & Volunteers

Our Team of Trustees and Volunteers are from all walks of life and many of them have experienced bereavement or loss in their own lives so they will have some understanding of how you may be feeling. 

TRUSTEES
Dr. Nick Barnes
Shelia Peckett
Angela Loughran
Ian Glover
Lin Russell
Raymond Sutherland
Richard Soulsby
Lesley Bailey
Yvonne Hinksman
THE
ADMIN
TEAM
TRAINEE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT WORKERS