About Cruse | Cruse Bereavement Care

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Who are we?

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Watch Andy Langford, Cruse's Clinical Director, explain who we are and how we are supporting people during the coronavirus pandemic.

From our beginnings running clubs for widows from our founder's house in Kew, Cruse Bereavement Care has grown to be a charity with an international reputation.

Over the years, we have helped bereaved people in times of crisis, such as after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and the Manchester Arena Bombings, and  have expanded to support hundreds of thousands of people each year. Find out more about Cruse's history.

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Find out about our patrons, trustees, Cruse council, and management team.

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Read our latest Annual Review and other reports.

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What we stand for

Our 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.

Our values: At Cruse Bereavement Care we are Responsive, Compassionate, Respectful, Supportive and Innovative.

Read the latest news and updates on Cruse activities and campaigns.

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Join a team of staff and volunteers making a real difference to lives of bereaved people.

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Find out how to get in touch with Cruse.

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Find out how to contact the Cruse media and press team.


Read stories from bereaved people as well as Cruse staff and volunteers.

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We offer a number of publications on grief and bereavement, including free leaflets and our specialist journal, Bereavement Care.

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