Gateway meetings are a one off meeting, usually lasting an hour and taking place in your own home or a convenient space for you such as a local café. Gateways are separate to individual, group and counselling support and act as a way of discussing the support you would like to receive from LSBS as well as any immediate support you need.
If you self-refer or are referred to LSBS a Gateway is the first meeting we will set up with you. A Gateway meeting will be with any of our staff members, we would hope to see you within 7 working days of your referral.
You will be asked to fill in a Member Information Form at a Gateway, so we have your contact details and will also be asked for your feedback. Your feedback is important to us and will be requested at different points. As we are funded as a pilot any information you can give us about the service increases the chances of LSBS becoming a permanent part of bereavement support in Leeds.