A CHARITY for people with complex or multiple learning disabilities has produced a supportive pack to help them cope with bereavement.

Dundee-based Pamis has put out the information because it says losing someone can have a bigger impact on bereaved people with profound or multiple disabilities.

Where the death is of a parent or carer, it may mean the loss of someone who provided continuous or intimate care or it may mean a stressful unplanned move from a person's home into a residential setting.

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Meanwhile, people with profound learning disabilities may not be able to communicate their need and emotions in relation to bereavement and carers may not even be aware that they are grieving. A separate pack considers the needs of parents, carers or families who lose someone they have been caring for.