Most of us at some time in our lives will be faced with the death of someone we care deeply about. Mourning is the process of adapting to that loss. Unfortunately, in today’s world, death is often hidden from our daily lives and talked about less freely, often leading people to be unprepared for coping with a bereavement when it happens to them.

No one can completely understand what another person’s grief is like. However, most people have experienced a similar situation. Speaking to someone who can empathise and listen is often a great help.

Bereavement support can be arranged for the carers and family of Dove Cottage guests. This can be through correspondence, telephone contact and drop-in sessions, or if you prefer, home visits.

For further information on the services available through our Stathern Hospice, please contact us on or 01949 860303.

We also have a new Bereavement Help Point for the people of Rutland. For more information, click here


I like coming to Dove Cottage. It cheers me up when I feel down, and it is nice to talk to people, I see very few people when I am at home. My doctor put my name forward.