The Loss Project connects people in local communities through the experience of loss, death, dying or trauma. We know that losses can come in various forms, the loss of independence, confidence, sense of self and of course, of loved ones.

Our mission is to generate a community response to loss which challenges the stigma and taboo, cuts through the barriers of having difficult conversations and subjects that can often remain unspoken, whilst providing opportunities for people to connect through their experiences and build capacity to be able to support each other.

Loss can be an isolating experience, challenging resilience and wellbeing with little opportunities for communities to grow their confidence and abilities to tackle these issues for themselves.

We do this through corporate and professionals training and workshops, community conversations, social action and creative projects that supports communities to become more open and connected. 

The most important thing is that we don't impose our agenda on other people, we are just a vehicle to support communities with the issues that are important to them. Combining diverse lived experiences and those who work within communities and end of life, we want to help people to have the difficult conversations that are tough to tackle, as well as working with people who want to do more in their local communities- whilst having lots of fun in the process of course!


Our values flow through all of our work. We will:

  • Be connecting and creative.

  • Be inquisitive and curious.

  • Be open and respectful.

  • Recognise the strengths in each other.

  • Be collaborative and build partnerships.

  • Be able to sit comfortably with discomfort.


We are dedicated to stepping up our efforts to raise vital funds to work with communities and areas that would not normally be able to afford it. We are interested to hear from potential partners, collaborators, funders and commissioners of projects. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.



Working in local communities

Working in local communities

The Loss Project believes that a single action can make a big difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. 

We have developed a wide range of new community programmes, workshops and events. The programmes can be short or long term, and are bespoke to your strengths and needs. The programmes will be led by a team of experienced people who bring the know-how, skills and the fun! We are open to a range of projects, and are particularly interested in creative collaboration opportunities.

Get in touch to discuss your needs further, and commission your project today.



Supporting you to support your staff

We know that difficult conversations are just as tough in the work place as they are in day to day life.

We might know a colleague is having a tough time, has had a bereavement or may be experiencing a serious illness and we're just not quite sure what to do and what to say.

The Loss Project can help you with that, with the incredible experience and expertise of our dedicated team, we can provide team building and training events that develop the confidence and skills of your workforce to be able to have difficult conversations, and also to raise awareness of issues that may be touching their lives now or could do in the future.

We want to help workplaces to become more supportive and provide environments where it is ok to speak about the things that we're often scared to speak of.

We can also offer corporate volunteering opportunities, creating a bespoke programme specifically for your organisation and your employees. Our team have more than 20 years combined experience of volunteer management and providing awesome volunteering opportunities. We'd love to work with your team to create a social action project that is meaningful, purposeful and easy to implement. 

There's nothing wrong with painting walls or gardening, but we also recognise the challenges for corporates to engage in meaningful opportunities for their employees.

Our corporate work is not only important to raise awareness and to provide opportunities for organisations and businesses to give back to their community, but will also enable us to work with communities who might not otherwise be able to work with us- a triple win!

Let us, help you. We can't wait to meet you.




Learning Opportunities

Our goal is to promote great learning opportunities; with access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. With a range of training programme options including awareness raising of issues surrounding loss, volunteering or community building and catalysing, get in touch to find out more about what we can offer you.


Supporting You

Have a problem you need to overcome? With a wide range of expertise and skills on offer, our team can provide a range of consultancy services from developing strategy, project management, problem-solving, change management and much more. We have the right people available to support you, wherever you are.


Building knowledge, networks and connections

Interested in having one of our team speak at an event or would you like us to support you to run an event? Get in touch with your brief, we'd love to get involved in opportunities that builds knowledge, networks or connections.



Committed to the Cause


Founder and Director

Carly brings a wealth of expertise in the setting up, management and development of community-led and volunteering programmes throughout East London and beyond. She set up a community day programme for adults with learning disabilities, and a local befriending service with Outward, a support and care charity, as well as the first Hackney FoodCycle Hub, a community meal rescuing food that was edible but would normally go to waste.

With the start of her career in the private sector, managing large locum doctor contracts in the NHS, combined with her success in the Third Sector, she brings a wide range of skills and expertise to this work.

More recently she has been working in the hospice sector, particularly on an award winning End of Life and social isolation programme.

Carly is studying an MA in Social Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths college London. She is a lover of pineapples, speaking Spanish, playing in Drum Club, and all things community.



Claire Henry MBE RGN BSc(hons) PGDip

With over 30 years working in clinical, managerial and quality improvement within the NHS and 3rd sector, Claire has an abundance of experience in palliative and end of life care

Claire brings flexibility, energy, humour, creativity and curiosity to all she does focusing on what makes the difference to people in relation to end of life care.

Claire has led national programmes and independent reviews including the NHS End of Life Care Programme which supported the implementation of the National End of Life Care Strategy for England and National Choice offer for end of life care “What’s important to me”.

Claire has been actively involved in community engagement and developments nationally including Dying Matters which she led for 3 years. She was also co- founder of the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses.

In 2013 Claire was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for her services to improving end-of-life care and in the same year received a lifetime achievement award from the International Journal of Palliative Nursing.

More recently Claire has been working independently supporting health and social care organisations in a variety of aspects relating to palliative and end of life care.

During any free time, Claire has she loves watching rugby and taking long walks with her two very lively springer spaniels


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