Cruse Bereavement Care in Cornwall offers free and confidential support to anyone who has been bereaved whatever the circumstances of that bereavement.
A dedicated team of trained bereavement volunteers across the county offers one-to-one visits either at home or other venues, telephone support and facilitated peer group support. The organisation has become a victim of its own success with more people asking for help each year but with fewer financial resources for the initial and on-going training needed to support the volunteers in their work.
With the help of the Duchy Health Charity, Cruse in Cornwall is delighted to be in a position to implement its new “Recruit, train and retain” initiative to increase and retain volunteer numbers, offering a nationally recognised and externally moderated training course twice yearly, and high quality on-going support and training.
Our vision is to reach more bereaved people more quickly, offering skilled, sensitive support to give hope and encouragement during a difficult period of adjustment and to strengthen our Cruse community developing the skills of our Volunteers and enhance the support available to them.