Area we cover
We support residents of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (see map at bottom of page) and children who attend school in the borough.
What we do
We offer bereavement support, advice and information to children, young people and adults. Our service is provided by trained volunteers, is confidential and free. Support is available either individually or in a small group. We run a social group which meets once a month, this group is for those who have finished one to one or group support with us.
We are part of Cruse Bereavement Care, the largest national bereavement charity (Registered Charity Number 208078). The Richmond upon Thames Area is the original branch founded in 1959 and we are responsible for our own management including all financing. In the Richmond Area we have over 50 volunteers and 1 part time paid member of staff. In 2016/17, we gave one to one support to 205 adults and 42 children. 34 adults were supported through our support groups. We gave information to 214 people. We helped people who lost a child, a parent, a partner, a sibling, another relative or a friend. A small proportion of people come to us having lost someone to old age but the same amount come to us having lost someone in an accident. Most often those we support are bereaved through causes such as cancer, heart disease, dementia and suicide.
To see a summary of feedback from our clients - www.cruse.org.uk/richmond/feedback
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