Cruse Bereavement Care has been granted funding of over half a million pounds by the Ministry of Defence to further develop and raise awareness of bereavement services available for the Military Family. Over a two year period the project, ‘Bereavement in the Military Family’, will support over 30,000 bereaved serving personnel, their families and the ex-services community.
Through the project Cruse will:
- Train more Cruse volunteers to support bereaved Military family members
- Develop and distribute self help bereavement resources across the Military family
- Pilot a peer support module training Military family members to support to each other.
Debbie Kerslake, Chief Executive said: “The death of a loved one is devastating, no matter the circumstances, and a military bereavement brings with it many additional factors that can complicate the bereavement process. We are delighted that Cruse is now able to build on our existing Military work and develop new training and resources to support all areas of the Military family”.
This project is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant LIBOR Fund. The intention of the Libor Fund is to support the two key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which are that the Armed Forces Community should not face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services, and that special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most, such as the injured and the bereaved.