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Pictures and news from the Patron's Lunch

On Sunday 12th June Cruse was privileged to take part in The Patron’s Lunch to celebrate The Queen as our Patron on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Annie from Cruse Boston won a place at the lunch after being nominated by her local service for her exceptional volunteer work. Annie is the longest serving original member of the branch and joined to help set up the service.

Consultation on reforms to Death Certification

We need your help!

Cruse would like to hear what you think about proposed changes to death certification in England and Wales. Please can you answer the four questions at the following link so that we can better reflect the views of bereaved people in our response to this government consultation.

The survey closes on June 13th.

British adults are reluctant to consider their own funeral

A new survey of British adults due to be released to coincide with Dying Matters Week 2016 has found that, even though people say they feel increasingly comfortable talking about death and dying, 14% say nothing would prompt them to think about their own funeral and nearly half (48%) would only be prompted to consider it when someone close to them had died.

New research shows the financial and practical impacts of a partner dying

Cruse Bereavement Care welcomes new research from Royal London which highlights the long term financial and practical impacts of the loss of a spouse or partner. The research found that the financial impacts last longer than expected, with 26% of people reporting lower disposable income in the first year after bereavement, rising to 42% one to three years after.

New Cruse Masterclass announced with Robert Neimeyer

Cruse Bereavement Care is pleased to announce a new date for our Cruse masterclass selection. On November 12th Dr Robert A Neimeyer will lead the masterclass Raids on the Unspeakable: Creative Techniques in Grief Therapy.

This workshop is one of Cruse's new masterclass selection delivered by eminent bereavement specialists. They will be hosted by Dr Colin Murray Parkes and the other speakers are Dr Lois Tonkin (26th May) and Ted Bowman (20th September) who will each be delivering a full day to you in their specific field.