Today the Government implemented significant changes to bereavement benefits received by UK families – changes which will mean 75% of all families with children are likely to be worse off financially. The cuts to benefits come into effect as new research reveals that two thirds of widowed parents are not financially prepared for bereavement, with around one in six widowed parents admitting that they had been forced to re-locate or move home as a result of their partner’s death.
Adfam and Cruse are delighted to announce the launch of the Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) website which will serve as a vital source of information for anyone who has been bereaved in this way.
Cruse Bereavement Care is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
The National Suicide Prevention Alliance, In partnership with Public Health England, has published a resource which provides guidance on commissioning and delivering support after a suicide (otherwise known as postvention support), as part of a wider suicide prevention strategy.
The Cruse Bereavement Care Annual Review 2015/16 tells the stories of some of those whose lives have changed for the better thanks to the work of Cruse. This past year we helped more than ever before - over half a million children, young people and adults were helped through our services, projects and websites.
Jubilation is a beautiful classical album by world-renowned composer Olga Thomas and arranged and recorded by Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Band Portsmouth. This album was originally released in the Summer but now includes three Christmas Carols to be re released as ‘Jubilation Christmas Special’ on the 2nd December and would make the perfect Christmas gift.
On Wednesday 16th November Lord Patel of Bradford hosted a celebration of the achievements of the BEAD project, a partnership between Cruse Bereavement Care and Adfam at the House of Lords.
One in 29 school age children in the UK—almost one in every classroom—have been bereaved of a parent or sibling. New data published today by the Childhood Bereavement Network found that children whose mum or dad had died were less likely to talk to someone at home about their worries (60% compared to 72% of those not bereaved) or to share their concerns with a friend (28% compared to 40%).
Cruse Bereavement Care is saddened to hear of the death of Sir Sigmund Sternberg at the age of 95.