15 July 2020
Co-op has released a report which reveals the devasting impact lockdown has had on the nation’s ability to grieve. Cruse contributed to the report which warns of the grief pandemic the UK is yet to face.
07 July 2020
Cruse is calling on the government to introduce a new set of agreed standards which commercial service providers would need to meet, making it easier to close down the accounts of someone who dies.
06 July 2020
Cruse Bereavement Care Cymru, part of the UK’s largest bereavement charity Cruse Bereavement Care, are today launching a new dementia support project Supporting loss along the journey with dementia, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society Cymru.
29 June 2020
Dear Prime Minister, Covid-19 has changed the world as we know it. The devastating loss of life, months of social isolation and widespread financial instability has brought despair to individuals, families and communities. The initial pandemic has created a new crisis for our nation’s mental health. If we do not take urgent cross-government action our nation’s mental health will pay a heavy price for years to come.
11 June 2020
A group of the UK’s leading helplines have launched the #readytotalk campaign, encouraging people to seek support for problems that may have been aggravated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, or which they may not have spoken to anyone about while in lockdown.
20 May 2020
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.
12 May 2020
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.
23 April 2020
A month on from the UK being placed on lockdown, the current official death toll from the coronavirus in hospitals sits at just over 18,000
19 March 2020
Today Cruse published extensive new guidance to support bereaved people affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance covers many of the tragic scenarios people are already finding themselves in, as a result of this pandemic, such as: