Lincolnshire Centre for Grief and Loss (LCGL), is a charity sponsored
by the Lincolnshire Co-operative and grant funded by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
LCGL began life as Lincolnshire Co-operative’s own bereavement support service, making counselling available free of charge to anyone in the community who felt it would be of benefit to them. Take-up grew so rapidly that Lincolnshire Co-operative registered the service as a charity in its own right in order that it could expand and develop its facilities to meet the ever increasing demand for qualified therapeutic counselling. LCGL was then established as an independent charitable organisation governed by a Board of Directors and financed through grant aid, sponsorship and donations, with the service registered as a company in October 2002 and attaining charitable status in October 2003.
July 2015, LCGL closed its old Tentercroft centre and established its
new offices at the Carlton Centre.
With the financial provision made available initially by The Children’s Fund, and now provided by the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, LCGL now offers specialist counselling to children and adolescents (7 – 19 yrs) who are exhibiting emotional and behavioural signs of grief & loss due to varying life events, such as divorce and separation in the family, disturbed / dysfunctional parenting, illness within the family, death of a loved one, etc.