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Bereavement Advice and Support Service - BASS - offers practical advice and emotional support to bereaved people over the age of 18. 

Wakefield CCG have commissioned NOVA in partnership with Age UK Wakefield District to provide a service that will support people over the age of 18 who have been bereaved.  The Bereavement Advice and Support Service will offer individuals practical, financial advice and emotional support, through a Single Point of Access.

Specifically the service will provide:

  • Information and advice on rights, benefits, pensions and other services required following a bereavement
  • Information, signposting and referral to other specialist agencies who can help
  • Practical solutions and assistance
  • Emotional support to improve health and wellbeing

This will be done through:

  • One to one support
  • Telephone support
  • Email support
  • Drop in sessions
  • Social support groups

Mutual support groups

Mutual support groups offer an opportunity for you to meet people in a similar position for an informal chat. These groups can be accessed either as a drop-in or by referral from a health professional.

Where to find our drop ins and mutual support groups

Day: Time: Venue: Address:
Monday 10.30am - 12.00noon Pontefract Public Library Shoe Market, Pontefract, WF8 1BD
Tuesday 10.3am - 12.00noon The Lock Lane Centre Back William Street, Castleford, WF10 2LW
Wednesday 1.30pm - 3.00pm St Georges' Community Centre Broadway, Lupset, Wakefield, WF2 8AA

Home visits

We offer home visits to bereaved people who have difficulty accessing our services. Our specially trained Bereavement Support Workers provide one-to-one emotional support, advice and information.

To request a home visit, please contact the Bereavement Team on 01977 552114.


The advocacy service provides more long term one-to-one support to make informed decisions about your life. Advocates can help you to understand your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly. 

To make a referral or if you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Bereavement Advice and Support Service (BASS), using the Single Point of Access telephone number, 01977 552114

More support...

There is further support available through both Local and National Organisations, please see below to download our Directory of Bereavement Advice & Support Services.

Click here to download our Directory of Bereavement Advice & Support Services

Advocacy Service

The advocacy service is free and independent and aims to support older people to make informed decisions about their life, often at critical times.

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