National Helpline Opening Hours

                                                                                                         Mon 10-8

                                                                                                         Tues 10-8

                                                                                                         Wed 10-8

                                                                                                         Thurs 10-8

                                                                                                         Fri 10-4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          0845 600 2227

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (calls cost 5p per minute plus your

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       phone company's access charge)

                                                                                                                HELPLINE OPEN 10-4 23/24,27,30 /31 DEC AND 3RD JAN  WEBCHAT CLOSED 21/26/28 DEC, 2/5 JAN                        WEBCHAT OPENING HOURS

                                                                                                                                                                                     

Thurs 10-1 & Sat 2-5pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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CBCS Board

The CBCS Board is in control of the management and administration of the charity and needs to ensure that the charity operates effectively, and is able to account for its activities and outcomes both to the public and to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

It has a duty to provide clear direction for our charity to realise our vision that "CBCS will be the most effective Scottish organisation working to benefit bereaved people, securely resourced and widely respected for its service to communities throughout the country. A full range of bereavement services will be available to meet the needs of clients and partner agencies."

The main functions of the Board are:

  • To provide direction for the work of CBCS.
  • To make policy and provide governance to ensure consistent high quality delivery of services and volunteer training.
  • To ensure that our work is securely resourced and sustainable.
  • To provide a cohesive management structure to maintain our credibility for professional service delivery and to support our staff and volunteers.
  • To provide a structure to recruit and train staff and volunteers to deliver our services.
  • To engage fully with our staff and volunteers, to listen and advise on CBCS work and priorities.
  • To engage in / encourage partnership working at all levels.
  • To engage with key partners at a strategic level to promote and guide our work.
  • To monitor and evaluate all aspects of our work and to refine our goals and working practices in line with findings.

CBCS Leaflets

Check out our key leaflets - you may find that what you are experiencing is normal for someone who is grieving.

Training Opportunities

CBCS offers a number of courses that are currently run on a 'demand led' basis.