Leeds Cruse

About Cruse

Cruse Bereavement Care’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Our Areas and Branches offer free and confidential services provided by trained volunteers.  

Here at Leeds Cruse we provide free, confidential emotional support to anyone who has been affected by a bereavement, no matter how long ago or what the circumstances were.  Our trained volunteers provide support to people over the age of 18 who are registered with a Leeds based GP and live in the Leeds area. Leeds Cruse is supported by over 50 trained volunteers who give their time to help people who are bereaved.  Our goal is to provide somewhere to turn when somebody dies.  Please contact us if we can help in any way.

You can contact us by phone or email.  We may need to ask you for some information about your bereavement, including who has died and when.  This is to make sure we are the best service to help you.  After this initial contact, we offer an assessment, when a volunteer or member of staff will talk with you in more detail about your situation.  This is usually done at one of our drop in sessions, which are held regularly.  Our waiting list is currently around 6-8 weeks (May 2017).



About Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care was founded in 1959 and is a national charity providing free advice, information and support to adults, young people and children who are struggling to cope with grief arising from bereavement, when or however the death occurred.

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Normal Opening hours:

Our offices are open from Monday – Friday, from 10am -5pm.  We offer appointments until 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for face to face sessions so you can still come to us if you work during the day.

You can call us on 0113 234 4150.  The phone will usually be answered in person at the times listed below. You can also email us at Leeds@cruse.org.uk

Closed - Saturday & Sunday.

10.30-12.30 - Monday

12pm - 3pm Tuesday

10am - 3pm Wednesday

1pm - 5pm Thursday

12pm - 3pm Friday

If you call outside of these hours, please feel free to leave a message with your name and contact number and someone will call you back as soon as possible.


You can find further information on the types of service Leeds Cruse can offer in the pages on this website starting wth the Get Help page.


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Cruse Bereavement Care - Leeds

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