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Chancellor fails to halt bereavement benefit cut that will leave 3 out of 4 widowed parents worse off

Joint statement from WAY Widowed and Young and Childhood Bereavement Network Chancellor ignores opportunity to pause cut in benefits for widowed parents New scheme due to come into force on 6 April 2017 91% widowed parents will be supported for … Continue reading

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Government cutting the time widowed parents given support

Government shortening support for 91% of parents widowed after April 75% of widowed parents will be worse off under the new scheme Link with inflation will be broken Cohabiting couples still won’t get support for their grieving children Charities propose … Continue reading

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Bereavement benefits should support unmarried couples too – reaction to today’s Court of Appeal ruling

Joint statement by the Childhood Bereavement Network and WAY Widowed & Young The Childhood Bereavement Network and WAY Widowed & Young are deeply disappointed by today’s Court of Appeal judgement in Belfast that a mother bringing up children alone after her … Continue reading

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Bereaved children less likely to talk about their worries

New analysis of over 13,000 children shows that those bereaved of a parent are more likely to keep their worries to themselves Bereaved children need those around them to listen carefully to their fears and feelings Campaigners are calling on … Continue reading

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Brexit and child bereavement

Although more than two months have passed since the referendum on the UK leaving the EU, we are not much clearer about what this will mean for children and families in their everyday lives, and for the organisations that seek … Continue reading

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40,000 children hit by the death of a parent each year – local support needed for grieving children

For the first time, we have today published estimates of the number of children in each local authority who are bereaved each year of a parent. The data suggests that last year across the UK almost 40,000 children and young people … Continue reading

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Queen’s Speech 2015 – what’s in it for families with grieving children?

Amongst discussions of the EU referendum and the Human Rights Act, it’s tricky to identify exactly what today’s announcement of the new Government’s legislative  intentions means for bereaved families. We’ve rounded up here the key points that struck us in … Continue reading

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