Coronavirus: Death

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th February 2021.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support families and individuals who have lost a loved one to covid-19.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Since March 2020, the Government has given over £10.2 million to mental health charities, including bereavement support charities, to support adults and children struggling with their mental wellbeing due to the impact of COVID-19. This includes funding for bereavement support helplines, counselling and signposting services, ensuring that grieving families and individuals who have lost loved ones have access to the bereavement support they need, when they need it. We continue to take a cross-Government approach to assess what is needed to provide support to bereaved families and individuals during this difficult time.

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