Cheshire West and East

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd – Chester based- Child Service –‘Reflect’

Who – Any child who is bereaved and lives in Western Cheshire.
Where –At the hospice in Backford (and in school or in the community for children)
What – They will see any bereaved child across Western Cheshire. They provide information, support and one to one counselling and are happy to work with parents and children together. They have also, when and where required, offered group work. They will work with clients usually offering 6-7 sessions which is reviewed and can extend to 12-18 sessions with consultation from a supervisor or line manager. Their philosophy is that each client is unique, as are their needs, so flexibility is always needed.
Reflect Child Bereavement   Tel: 01244 851104 Email:

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd – Chester based – Adult Service

Who – They see anyone who is bereaved irrespective of place or type of death. The only caveat is that the client must be a Western Cheshire resident. They are also able to offer a service to North Wales, Eastern Cheshire or Wirral residents if the person has died at COCH or the Hospice.
Where – counselling predominantly takes place at the Hospice. But if the client has difficulty with transport then they can make arrangements to see them at their local GP surgery or at Ellesmere Port Hospital. A small minority of clients can be seen in their own home but this is not preferred and is subject to assessment and need.
What – Western Cheshire Bereavement service provides bereavement support depending on client’s needs. They have a team of counsellors who provide counselling on a one to one basis, this service can also provide pre-bereavement counselling to help people come to terms with life limiting illness etc. They also have a team of volunteer befrienders who visit the bereaved in their own home to provide a more informal listening support. The befrienders also run a coffee morning drop in for the bereaved on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10.00 till midday at Mollington Village Hall.

Adult Bereavement Tel: 01244 853193     Email:

St Luke’s Hospice – Winsford based

Who – Adults and children who are bereaved following a physical illness of an adult. The area they cover includes Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East: Crewe, Nantwich, Sandbach, Alsager and Northwich.