News

Has the decrease in mortality rates finally come to an end?

Information released today from the ONS discusses if the growth in life expectancy is coming to an end. If correct this will impact bereavement numbers in the future.

"However, since around 2011 there has been little or no improvement in mortality rates or life expectancy at all with a number of commentators suggesting that this fall in mortality rates may have ended."

Bereavement Expert Lois Tonkin on Disenfranchised Grief

Yesterday evening saw Lois Tonkin, an expert on bereavement deliver an engaging presentation on Disenfranchised Grief to a packed room of 60+ volunteers and Cruse staff.  The large audience and number of questions showed the interest this subject raises.

The loneliness that can be experienced when in such circumstances was really brought home, and what was surprising to some was the extent of how many different types of disenfranchisement there actually are.

Cruse invited to the dedication of the National Memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism

Cruse COO Andy and Operations Manager Nicola Dias (pictured right in front of the memorial) attended the dedication of the National Memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism held on 17 May at The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire. Two Cruse staff and twelve volunteers attended the dedication, and were available to provide support to the 260 bereaved people attending the moving ceremony.

Churchill Fellowship Adventures begin for Elaine

Cruse is delighted to announce that Elaine Roub, Young Cruse Coordinator in Northern Ireland, has been granted a Churchill Fellowship by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Elaine will be looking at how to make bereavement support more accessible for displaced children and families. She will be travelling to the States for three weeks in May to begin her research, and then to New Zealand for a month in October-November.