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Cruse supports inaugural palliative care awards

Cruse Bereavement Care has supported the award for Bereavement Project of the Year at the first palliative and end of live care awards. Organisations from West Yorkshire to Surrey were honoured by the awards which were organised by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC). The four winners were chosen from three shortlisted entries in each category, out of more than 50 nominations received.

New Cruse and Adfam groups for those bereaved through drugs or alcohol

The BEAD Project – a partnership between Adfam and Cruse Bereavement Care – is launching two new peer-led support groups for people bereaved by drug or alcohol use. The groups are being piloted in London and Birmingham from April to June 2016 and are open to any adult who has been bereaved through drug or alcohol use.

Cruse announces new Masterclass selection

Cruse Bereavement Care is pleased to announce our new Cruse Masterclass selection. The masterclasses will be delivered by eminent bereavement specialists, supported by Cruse. They will be hosted by Dr Colin Murray Parkes and speakers include Dr Lois Tonkin and Ted Bowman who will each be delivering a full day to you in their specific field.

Bereavement by suicide is a risk factor for suicide attempt

Comment on the study ‘Bereavement by suicide as a risk factor for suicide attempt’ published in BMJ Open

Cruse Bereavement Care has welcomed research from University College London carried out by Dr Alexandra Pitman et al, published in BMJ Open. The study highlights the difficulties faced by those who lose someone to suicide. Researchers found an increased risk of suicide attempts in those bereaved by suicide, and also found those bereaved by suicide were more likely to drop out of education or work.

Bereaved people in poverty need better support

Members of the Funeral Poverty Alliance, including Cruse Bereavement Care, the National Bereavement Alliance, Marie Curie and Quaker Social Action, have written to the Minister of State in the Department of Work and Pensions, Baroness Altman, asking her to meet and discuss reforming the Social Fund Funeral Payment, and look at the wider problem of funeral poverty.

Cruse Bereavement Care Appoints New Trustees

Five new trustees have been appointed to Cruse Bereavement Care, joining the Board of Trustees led by Chair, Fiona Edwards.  The new trustees bring a wealth of expertise including policy, planning, senior management, commercial skills and finance. Their experiences cover both the private and public sector.

The new appointments will mean the Board of Trustees has a greater representation and which will support Cruse to effectively deliver our strategic plan and vision.