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  • BEREAVEMENT SUPPORTER PROJECT

    EVALUATION (INTERIM REPORT)

    AUGUST 9, 2019

    WRITTEN BY: Caity Roleston¹, Karen West² & Rachel Shaw³ 1. Caity Roleston, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology and Policy, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK. Email:

    rolestce@aston.ac.uk

    2. Karen West, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, 8 Priory Road,

    Bristol BS8 1TZ. Email: karen.west@bristol.ac.uk; Tel: 0117 331 0836 (Principal Investigator)

    3. Rachel Shaw, Health Psychologist, Reader in Psychology, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, B4

    7ET, UK. Email: r.l.shaw@aston.ac.uk; Tel: +44 0121 204 4050. (Co-Investigator)

    mailto:rolestce@aston.ac.uk mailto:karen.west@bristol.ac.uk mailto:r.l.shaw@aston.ac.uk

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    Table of Contents The Project in Brief ............................................................................................................................ 5

    A Public Health Approach to Bereavement Support ....................................................................... 6

    Peer Support and Volunteering ...................................................................................................... 8

    Cultures of Death and Dying .......................................................................................................... 9

    Key Achievements (To Date) ........................................................................................................ 10

    Project Evaluation ........................................................................................................................... 11

    ExtraCare Locations ..................................................................................................................... 12

    Data Collection ............................................................................................................................ 13

    Data Analysis ............................................................................................................................... 13

    Structure of this Report ............................................................................................................... 14

    Chapter 1: Bereavement and Loss Information Session .................................................................... 15

    The event met my expectations ................................................................................................... 16

    I am aware of the services available for bereaved people ............................................................ 17

    The content was useful and easy to follow................................................................................... 20

    I understand the impact of grief on emotions, body and mind ..................................................... 20

    Plenty of time was provided for questions and discussion............................................................ 23

    I know how to help myself cope after a bereavement .................................................................. 23

    I know how to support someone else who has had a bereavement ............................................. 26

    How do you rate the session overall?........................................................................................... 26

    Open-ended questions ................................................................................................................ 29

    ‘Positive learning’ .................................................................................................................... 29

    ‘Future learning’ ...................................................................................................................... 30

    ‘’Logistics’ ................................................................................................................................ 31

    Learning and Recommendations .................................................................................................. 32

    National Lottery Community Fund Outcome Measures ................................................................ 33

    Conclusion ................................................................................................................................... 33

    Chapter 2: Arts-based bereavement and loss sessions ..................................................................... 33

    Learning and Recommendations .................................................................................................. 35

    National Lottery Community Fund Outcome Measures ................................................................ 35

    Chapter 3: Bereavement and loss awareness one-day training (Staff) .............................................. 37

    What was your overall impression of the workshop? ................................................................... 37

    What was your overall impression of the trainer? ........................................................................ 38

    What was your overall impression of the training materials? ....................................................... 39

    I understand the impact of grief on emotions, body and mind ..................................................... 39

    I know how to support someone else who has had a bereavement ............................................. 41

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    I am aware of the services available for bereaved people ............................................................ 41

    Chapter 4: Bereavement and loss awareness one-day training (Residents) ...................................... 42

    Open-ended questions ................................................................................................................ 45

    ‘Training in relation to role’: Staff ............................................................................................ 45

    ‘Training in relation to role’: Residents ..................................................................................... 48

    ‘Training content and delivery’................................................................................................. 53

    ‘Learning’ ................................................................................................................................. 56

    Learning and Recommendations .................................................................................................. 58

    National Lottery Community Fund Outcome Measures ................................................................ 59

    Conclusion ................................................................................................................................... 59

    Chapter 5: Focus Groups with ExtraCare Staff .................................................................................. 59

    Culture ........................................................................................................................................ 60

    Family dynamics .......................................................................................................................... 65

    Communication ........................................................................................................................... 68

    Boundaries and limits .................................................................................................................. 71

    Learning and Recommendations .................................................................................................. 76

    National Lottery Community Fund Outcome Measures ................................................................ 77

    Conclusion ................................................................................................................................... 77

    Chapter 6: Focus Group with ExtraCare Locksmiths ......................................................................... 77

    Diagnosis ..................................................................................................................................... 78

    Post-death bereavement(s) ......................................................................................................... 80

    “Welcome to the world of Locksmithing’”.................................................................................... 82

    Learning and Recommendations .................................................................................................. 85

    National Lottery Community Fund Outcome Measures ................................................................ 85

    Conclusion ................................................................................................................................... 86

    Chapter 7: Bereavement Supporter Focus Groups ........................................................................... 86

    “The fabric of my [working] life” .................................................................................................. 87

    “We’ve got to get the logistics right” ........................................................................................... 92

    “I bet they don’t even know it exists” ...................................................................................