Every year in May, Dying Matters hosts a fantastic range of events and activities around the country with the aim of getting people to talk about dying, death and bereavement and making plans for their end of life. This week the sixth annual Dying Matters Awareness Week takes place, from 18-24 May 2015.
Cruse Bereavement Care Cymru is delighted to officially launch the Cardiff and Vale multi Agency Forum as part of the Cruse Children & Young Peoples programme in Wales. The launch event took place on Tuesday 12th May 2015 at the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay.
Cruse Bereavement Care is teaming up with Acas and Eversheds for a series of half-day roundtable workshops Bereavement, grief and work: sympathy and support. The workshops will take place in London, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham and Birmingham.
Janet Dowling, a Cruse Bereavement Volunteer from Surrey, attended a reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen on 18th March. Her Majesty The Queen, who is patron of Cruse Bereavement Care, is also patron of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, and hosted the event to mark its 50th anniversary as Sir Winston’s living legacy.
Cruse Bereavement Care has launched a new website for young people. Hope Again – young people living after loss is a place where young people aged 11-18 can share their stories about loss and begin to find ways of hoping again.
Cruse will be taking part in a service of reflection for those affected by suicide on Saturday February 28th at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.
Time to Talk About It: A service of reflection for those affected by suicide has been organised by St Martin-in-the-Fields in conjunction with the Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC), of which Cruse is a part.
Cruse Bereavement Care in Northern Ireland has achieved Investing in Volunteers for Employers accreditation following evaluation of current Cruse practices and benchmarking against a nationally recognised standard. Investing in Volunteers for Employers is the UK award which reflects a commitment to best practice and standards for good practice in volunteer management for organisations that promote and deliver services with volunteers.
The Cruse National Helpline offered extended hours on Tuesday 10 February to support anyone affected by the itv documentary Young War Widows.
The Chief Executive of Cruse Bereavement Care Debbie Kerslake and the Chief Executive of the National Association of Funeral Directors Alan Slater handed in a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street on 23rd December.