Shropshire Cruse is a local branch of the Cruse Bereavement Care charity, which provides bereavement services nationwide.
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. Services are provided free to bereaved people. The charity provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services.
Founded in 1959 in Richmond upon Thames, Cruse has 135 branches across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. Apart from a core of paid staff, mainly at central office, services to bereaved clients are provided by trained and skilled volunteers. Shropshire Cruse has no paid staff and is run solely by volunteers.
Cruse develops and delivers all its own training, which is based on its highly respected foundation course for bereavement volunteers, Awareness in Bereavement Care. There are opportunities for continuing professional development with modules on specialist areas of bereavement.
In addition, Cruse provides training for other organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work. Shropshire Cruse provides bereavement support to members of the Armed Forces and their families.
To find out more about Shropshire Cruse and its services, click on the links down the left-hand side of the page.