Widows created the Wicare Support Group because we discovered that connecting with other widowed people made the challenges of surviving a spouse or father a little easier to manage.
Wicare was founded in 1993 and now has more than 700 widow members and 1,000 fatherless children. We are a voluntary, non-profit organisation, peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved themselves, having experienced the death of a husband and/or their children made fatherless, so they understand exactly what other members are going through. If you have found this website because your husband has recently died, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to you.
We can relate to the feelings you are experiencing right now and we sincerely hope that the information on these pages may be of some help to you over the following hours, days, months or years.
We have been in similar circumstances. We offer friendship, inspiration, empathy, understanding, and most importantly, hope. Wicare provides an opportunity and environment with practical support – as you adjust to life after the death of your husband.
We have lively social groups that meet up throughout the year. We organise activities for adults and families – from enrichment classes, excursions to bonding sessions. Despite our grief, Wicare members do know how to laugh and have fun. Supporting each other is a great way to learn to live again after the trauma of experiencing a loved one die. And many people have made life-long friendships through Wicare.