Camden City Islington & Westminster Bereavement Service (CCIWBS) is a charity that has been operating for some 50 years. The charity receives funding from both Camden and Islington Health Authorities and these funds cover approximately two thirds of the costs of running the service. For the remaining funding in order to maintain the Service the charity relies upon donations from private individuals and personal fund raising initiatives.
Current donors include Michael Palin and also the Jill Franklin Trust who have provided their generous support to the charity over many years. Statutory accounts are produced each year, and these are subject to a formal Independent Examination by Andy Nash Accounting & Consultancy, which is part of the ICAEW practice assurance scheme.
The filing of records with both Companies House and the Charities Commission are kept up to date and can be easily viewed online.
The company number: 03533488
Charity number: 1071144
The service is available free of charge to over 18s registered with a GP in the boroughs of Camden or Islington. We provide bereavement counselling to clients from all other boroughs on a concessionary basis.
We offer a confidential service, which is open to everyone, regardless of age, sexuality, ethnic origin, culture or religion. In particular, we are committed to providing support to people who are not used to seeking help through counselling.
New Services for 2017
Counselling for clients who have a terminally ill friend/relative etc
Group Bereavement Counselling
Group counselling comprises of 10 weekly group sessions, these are closed groups lasting 2 hours. The focus is on psycho-education and experiential work.
Loss of significant life role, job, relationship etc.
THE ABOVE SERVICES ARE CONCESSION SERVICES (contribution amounts are based on what clients can afford to pay)
Everyone has a unique experience after someone they were close to has died and each person has to find their own individual way through their feelings.
Most of us will experience bereavement at some time in our lives. Whilst every story is unique, many people find it helpful to have the opportunity to talk with someone who will listen and support you as you begin to come to terms with your loss.
Our aim is to serve the whole community, especially those who have not sought counselling before. This would not be possible without the support and generosity of people who give their time and money to help us continue the work we do.
Please contact us to speak to someone who will be able to tell you about the support we can offer. The office is open between 9.30 a.m. and 5 p.m, Mon-Fri.
Many thanks to Wafad at BT Business Connect for his help setting up our new IT system.