Cambridge Cruse helps adults and children who are struggling to cope with the death of a loved one. Some people find it difficult to cope with bereavement and come to terms with their changed life. We provide free bereavement support to help people through their grieving process and rebuild their lives. Our support includes specially trained bereavement volunteers, a telephone helpline, coffee drop in facilities, support groups and a children's team,Why the community needs us
The death of someone close can bring devastation and turmoil into people's lives. They are faced with the painful task of coping with all that bereavement brings, and the challenge of finding a new meaning and purpose to life. Children may feel lost and despairing when someone they love dies, and need special help and support. We enable people who are struggling to express and understand their grief, and provide them with strategies to cope with the future.Our impact on the community
Cambridge Cruse provides help to approximately 1200 adults and children. People regularly say that they have increased hope for the future, they can return to an improved social and family life, and return to work with more confidence."Being able to talk about my feelings and some elements of guilt, helped me to cope with the loss of my child". "I was helped to explore issues and identify what I felt/thought,and gain confidence in my own opinions".
We need people to train as bereavement support volunteers, administrative supporters, fund-raisers, and to help with Finance,IT and publicity events. All volunteers who are in direct contact with clients ill attend our "Awareness in Bereavement Care" course and require a CRB check.