We are the family of a very special 'Potters Angel' called Charlie Arthur Curtis.
After Charlies death, in December 2012, we found that there was little or no support out there for bereaved/grieving families.The support we received fell well below any standard a grieving family should receive. We want our experience to help improve the support available to other parents and families in the future. We raise awareness of the needs of bereaved parents and families, to make sure every parent leaves hospital with a after-care plan in place which will involve midwifes GP's and full support networks
To protect the health, and relieve the mental and emotional suffering, of bereaved parents and families resulting from the death or unexpected death of their baby or child. To also protect their families or anyone directly affected by the bereavement, by providing counselling, advice, support and guidance.
Strands of work
We have three main strands of work
Charlies-Angel-Centre Foundation helps families to rebuild their lives after the loss of a baby or child, our free services include online information for bereaved parents and families, bereavement counselling, telephone and email support, providing free bereavement packs and working with statuary bodies to provide the best bereavement care.
Charlies-Angel bereavement centre is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and provides relevant information,bereavement counselors and support, so bereaved parents and families can access the bereavement support they need, when they need it.
Working with healthcare professionals is absolutely vital to the key aims of Charlies-Angel-Centre.
Our Key Objectives are
1.Ensure wider access to our services and community support groups
2.Developing our volunteer base
3.Improve the physical and mental well being of our clients through enhanced levels of social interaction as a result of introducing more social and recreational activities into our services
4.To increase the quality of services through our trained volunteers
5.To develop partnerships with other community groups and charities
6.To continue raising funds to ensure we can support bereaved parents and families in the best possible way