Richmond’s Hope provides bereavement support to children and young people aged four to eighteen years old. Children and young people are supported to look at how a death has affected them and to find ways of coping with the impact it has had on their lives. We are requesting funding to pay for the salary and associated costs of one worker for 24 months. Two years ago we knew that one of our staff team was to go on maternity leave we increased our staff team from four to five to allow time for training and to minimise the impact on our service. However the referrals to our service continue to grow and we would like to retain this position to meet this demand. This post will also enable us to develop an enhanced service for children with additional support needs, ensuring that all children can access bereavement support.