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The Islington Bereavement Service offers support for adults living in Islington and/or registered with a GP in Islington.

The service is for people who have experienced the death of a family member, relative or another important person in their life. Run by St Joseph’s Hospice and a team of trained volunteers, this service can offer practical, social and emotional bereavement support.

Our volunteers are able to provide:

  • companionship and a listening ear
  • emotional support
  • company to go to medical appointments, the library, or on a local outing
  • help in finding important support services

What training do volunteers receive?

All volunteers are fully trained and vetted. They can provide confidential support on a one-to-one basis or within a group setting. They are not counsellors but have been trained in listening skills.

Further information

For more information call us on 020 3317 5774 or email

To make a referral please call the First Contact team on 0300 30 30 400 or email