Cruse Bereavement Care's vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Our mission is to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and to enhance society's care of bereaved people.
Cruse provides training for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work.
Cruse is the UK’s largest bereavement charity and last year we:
Cruse was founded in 1959 in Richmond upon Thames, and has areas and branches across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Services to bereaved clients are provided by trained and skilled volunteers, supported by a core of paid staff based at central office in Richmond upon Thames, Natinoal regional offices in Northern Ireland and Wales, and in Areas and Branches across the regions.
Cruse offers a range of services including website, telephone and email support, and face-to-face services including bereavement support, bereavement counselling, and facilitated and friendship groups. Support is provided whatever the nature of the death and regardless of the length of time elapsed.
Cruse is an organisational member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and follows its code of ethics.
The backbone of Cruse is its 5,700 volunteers who receive highly acclaimed, relevant training at the start of their journey with Cruse and subsequently complete a further 15 hours of training every year. Cruse also provides training for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work.
Cruse provides a vital service and the majority of our referrals come via GPs. Cruse provides services free at the point of delivery but we do rely on donations, grants and trusts to fund our work.
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