Here at Edward’s Trust we really value our partnership working to enable as many bereaved families as possible to get support. We also support and train other organisations to feel better equipped to deal with bereavement in their own contexts. One such partnership is the relationship we have with the Central Motorway Police group who we have been working with for the past 5 years to support families bereaved by road traffic collisions. Sue Drew, one of our adult counsellors is our lead contact on this work. Here is what DC Robert Williams says about this partnership.
“Since our inception in 2015 as a Dedicated Police, Full time Family Liaison Officer team, who work for the Collision Investigation Unit, Edward’s Trust have provided unwavering support.
Sue has been with the FLO team every step of the way and has never failed to take on a family and provide the much needed, sometimes life-saving counselling support, she is so superb at providing.
Edward’s Trust set up a focus group for our victims which I can genuinely say I have been honoured and privileged to be able to attend on numerous occasions and have seen for myself the truly incredible way, Sue manages and guides a large group of bereaved people that are all at various stages of loss.
As a Detective Police Constable of 28 years Operational Policing service, I offer the opinion that when a Fatal Road Traffic collision occurs, the emergency services attend the scene and the Police, Fire, Paramedic, Helicopter, Doctors and Hospital staff all do their very best to try and pick up the pieces and make right what has gone so tragically and horrendously wrong but when we have stepped back it is the likes of Sue and the team at Edward’s Trust who pick up the pieces of the families shattered lives and try so hard to make it right for them on an emotional level. I am always proud to be able to pass on my families to Edward’s Trust as I know they are always in the best of hands.
Sue is truly is a great Counsellor but more importantly a wonderfully kind and caring person.”