A new 'Accessible Bereavement Resource Pack' has been produced as part of Beyond Words, a partnership project between Cruse Bereavement Care in Northern Ireland and the Stroke Association charity, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Out: Connecting Older People programme.

The pack provides information on the impact of bereavement on older people and stroke survivors and highlights the added difficulty that people with aphasia can have when expressing their emotions and dealing with grief.

It provides advice and communication tools which can be used by health and social care staff and others to support people with communication difficulties to express their feelings associated with bereavement.