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Cruse offers new training webinars for employers

Cruse Bereavement Care has launched a new training webinar for employers to support employees through bereavement.

As the death toll from the coronavirus rises, it is vital that organisations are able to support their employees through bereavement. An awareness of the impact of bereavement and grief has never been more needed.

Dying Matters Week: our suggestions for what to say to someone who is bereaved

One of the most common pieces of advice when it comes to supporting someone who is bereaved is that those around them reach out. However, even during periods of relative stability, people can feel uncomfortable about what to say. 

Durning Dying Matters Week Hospice UK released new findings from Savanta ComRes this week that showed that 72% of those bereaved in the last five years would rather friends and colleagues said the wrong thing than nothing at all.

Her Majesty The Queen attends Cruse anniversary reception

Her Majesty The Queen attended a reception at St James’s Palace on Monday 21st October to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the world’s leading and largest bereavement charity, Cruse Bereavement Care.

The reception was an opportunity for the charity to recognise the hard work and dedication of its volunteers who provide bereavement support to people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Last year, the charity’s network of 5,000 volunteers gave support to almost 60,000 people.

Cruse pays tribute to its volunteers at awards ceremony

This year Cruse Bereavement Care is marking our 60th anniversary. At our annual conference on the 4th and 5th July in Birmingham, we hosted a special Volunteer Awards ceremony to pay tribute to the dedication and outstanding contribution of our volunteers.

There were six categories, including, New Volunteer, Young Volunteer, Fundraising Volunteer, Management Volunteer, Volunteer of the Year and the President’s Award which was presented by our Life President, Dr Colin Murray Parkes.

New Volunteer - Mary Griffin