On Tuesday 25 June Cruse Chief Executive Debbie Kerslake gave evidence to the House of Commons Pensions Bill Committee on the Pensions Bill 2013. Cruse gave evidence along with the Child Bereavement Network.
You can view the evidence online on the Parliamentary website (approx 1 hour 30 minutes in).
Hundreds of people die by suicide every year in Wales but help is now at hand in the form of a useful guide launched on Thursday 20 June.
Today (19 June 2013) a letter to the Editor of The Times from a number of charities, including Cruse, was published in the newsletter. Our letter raises awareness of the cuts to Widowed Parents Allowance. We said:
Congratulations to Josephine Skipp, a Cruse Bereavement Volunteer who has been awarded an MBE for services to taxpayers and bereavement counselling.
Congratulations also to Desney Patricia Cromey, awared an MBE for services to bereaved children in Northern Ireland. Mrs Cromey has been a Cruse volunteer in the past, and remained involved in children's bereavement services.
Greenwich Branch Chair Tina Challacombe recently had the honour of meeting HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at The Cutty Sark in Greenwich. The event on 28 May was to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke becoming a Patron of the Cutty Sark.
Welcome to the Cruse website. Our new-look site includes a wealth of useful information and support, with a fresh new look and presentation.
We will be refining and improving the website over the coming weeks. If you spot any errors or ommissions please let us know - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cruse is pleased to announce the launch of our new strategic plan for 2013-18. The plan sets out the key areas we will be focusing on over the next five years to address the challenges we are facing and the opportunities open to us. This will form the basis for all plans within Cruse.
The areas we will be focusing on in the first twelve months include the development of telephone and online support, improving the support for Areas with the launch of a new Service Support Team and the recruitment of volunteers for fundraising.
A new project supporting people in the first six months of their bereavement has been launched by Cruse. The Early Intervention Project will create a new and innovative service for bereaved people living in England, who have suffered a sudden bereavement of someone very close to them.