If you live in Birmingham, are over the age of 18 and have experienced a bereavement of a loved one, you can access our service.

Almost everyone will lose someone at some point in their life. A bereavement can often lead to a person becoming disconnected from their communities and losing touch with their friendship groups. This may make you feel lonely and socially isolated, leading to many issues, such as a decline in physical or mental health.

Support and services available

The Bereavement and Wellbeing team is a consortium of third sector organisations, including Crossroads, Communities in SyncIdeal for All, KUUMBA Centre and Sandwell Advocacy, working together to support individuals to cope with the loss of their loved one by offering practical support and a range of bespoke services.

We have specialist officers who will speak with you to identify your requirements and signpost you to other agencies if needed. Together we can develop an action plan which can include  –

  • Integration into the local community
  • Looking at your health needs
  • Give you options to socialise
  • Give you training & employment opportunities
  • Provide you with different options of bereavement support which include – Peer Support Groups, traditional bereavement support, befriending service, group activities, advocacy
  • Access to our the Living Memory project.

Referral process

Referrals can be self- referrals or by a professional or friend with your consent.

To make a referral, you need to complete a Caring For Carers Referral Form and email it to BBWS@communitiesinsync.info.

Alternatively, you can make a referral online or by calling 0121 809 5902  for a form to be sent to you.

Once completed and received, an officer will contact you within 3 working days.


We understand that this can be an emotional time and will assist you in this process.