Core Funding For Bedfordshire Suicide Response Service (BSBS), The Babyloss Service and The Disability Friendship Scheme (DFS)

The BSBS supports approx. 100 families and individuals of all ages bereaved by suicide in Bedfordshire per year. The only service of its kind in the county, BSBS works in close partnership with Bedfordshire Police so that families can receive support within 48 hours.

CHUMS Babyloss Service has been running for almost 10 years and provides bereavement support annually to approx. 40-50 bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents following the death of a baby through late miscarriage, stillbirth, compassionate termination, or neonatal death.

Supporting 25 young people a year, CHUMS DFS scheme operates in Luton offering a safe weekly social space for children and young people with learning and/or physical disabilities aged 13 to 25, as well as outings and workshops in the Easter and Summer holidays.

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Impact of Lifelines' Support

The grant funding received by Lifelines has ensured that the 3 unique services that we deliver across Luton and Bedfordshire can continue to meet ever-rising demand in a post-Covid world.

Like many other frontline charities, we experienced a significant downturn in our income through the Covid-19 pandemic years and so struggled to not only find the funding necessary to deliver these 3 services, but we also faced a significant dip in our Charity’s financial reserves.

Now, thanks to the generosity and funding support of Lifelines International, our 3 vital services are fully operational and our organisation’s financial stability is much improved.

We are incredibly grateful to Lifelines for doing exactly what it says they do on the tin, i.e., being a Lifeline! And we look forward to becoming part of their thriving network going forwards.