Approaches to Loss, Bereavement and Spiritual Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

07/03/2014 11:06 am

Don't forget Me! Intellectual Disabilities

There's a unique day of reflection and training taking place in London on 8 April focusing on the areas of palliative care, bereavement, loss, intellectual disabilities and spirituality.

The Kairos Forum and L'Arche UK have jointly organised the event to offer inclusive approaches to these key subjects and to offer spiritual support to those who share in the lives of people who have an intellectual disability.

Professor John Swinton and Dr Irene Tuffrey, both international experts in this important and sensitive work, come together to merge theory and practice so as to, enable accompaniment as we “Celebrate Life in the Face of Death”.

The day will provide:

  • Insights into palliative care which attends to the spirituality of a person
  • Practical approaches to support people as they approach their own death or experience bereavement and loss
  • Stories, approaches and experiences from the L’Arche communities
  • Insights from studies surrounding Theology, Spirituality and Disability

What you will leave with...

  • An understanding of the importance of spirituality within the journey of life and death
  • First hand stories from People with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Knowledge, skills and coping methods during these challenging times


Sutton’s Hospital
Charterhouse Square


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

9:30am - 4pm

How do I book?

You can contact the Kairos Forum by email or phone:


020 8771 6964
07958 955 804


Prices (including lunch and refreshments):

Family Members and Carers*

£75pp or £50pp Earlybird**

Professionals and Others

£150pp or £99pp Earlybird**

* Non professional/family
** Book by 8 March 2014


The Kairos Forum for people with Intellectual or Cognitive Disabilities (KFICD) seeks to highlight and respond to the spiritual and religious needs of people with disabilities. Its aim is to facilitate the crafting and empowerment of ‘Communities of Belonging’, both within religious and secular settings.

L'Arche is an international movement which builds faith based communities, with people with learning disabilities, all over the world. Its communities in the UK support people with learning disabilities to reach their full potential.


Don't Forget Me

dont-forget-me-flyer.pdf 568.27 kB

A flyer for a day of reflection and training looking at inclusive approaches to loss, bereavement and spiritual support for People who have an Intellectual Disability. Taking place at the Charterhouse in London on 8 April 2014.