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You Raise Me Up was founded to give financial, emotional and practical support to families who suffer the death of a yuong adult aged 16-25. We provide help with the cost of funerals, one-to-one counselling, support groups and respite activities for the whole family. We aim to relieve the mental and physical sickness of anyone suffering from bereavement or loss by the provision of counselling and support. We look to reduce isolation and help families build a new community. Our centre in Polegate provides a safe meeting place for our families and the whole community.
The project will allow us to reach out to more families who need our support, and be able to bring more people together in a safe environment to talk through experiences, and gain comfort and support from others. The café is used by local community groups and individuals, helping to relieve isolation and loneliness for all ages and backgrounds.