One of the inevitable parts of growing old is that you will face bereavement of one kind or another, whether it be friends or family.
Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service (CHIBS) was established in 1984 by a group of people who felt there was a need for bereavement support in the area. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, obtaining charity status in 2003. CHIBS is now working with a pool of 50 Befrienders, all whom have undergone a criminal record check (DBS), are professionally trained and receive regular supervision.
On average, the charity sees around 150 clients per year but this is on the increase. The range of support can range from a single phone call to a number of visits over a period of months.
Contact Calderdale Help in Bereavement Service by calling 0845 0099221
They are also looking for new volunteers to join the service either as befrienders or to help with the running of the charity e.g. admin, support etc. Appropriate training and ongoing support will be provided for all roles, commencing in April 2019. Request your application pack by calling Janet on 07921 879863 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DBS checks will be carried out on all applicants.