Cruse Bereavement Service

Bereavement is a shattering experience

The death of someone close can affect us in many ways, emotionally, physically, socially and in many practical areas of our lives.  It can present one of the greatest challenges we will ever have to face.

How does Peterborough Cruse help?

· Someone to talk to – a trained volunteer who meets individually with you and gives you the opportunity to talk in confidence, once or many times.

· Friendship Groups – provide you with the opportunity to meet with other bereaved people, sharing experiences and making new friends.  Regular weekly and monthly sessions are held in Peterborough.

· Training – the branch offers bereavement training to Cruse volunteers and people in other organisations who work with bereaved people.

· Information – on many aspects of bereavement. 

What happens if you contact Cruse?

A Cruse volunteer will phone you to find out what help you require.  If you decide you would like one-to-one support, a trained volunteer will be put in touch with you.  Sometimes there is a waiting list for this service.

· Contact during support
The bereavement volunteer can be contacted via the Cruse answerphone number if you need to cancel or change an appointment.

· Evaluation
When support comes to an end your volunteer will give you an
evaluation form to complete.  This helps to ensure we are
providing a high standard of care and also help us improve our

Does Cruse charge for its services?

Cruse provides a free service, but if you wish to make a donation you can put it in the envelope with the evaluation form.  Cheques can be made payable to Peterborough Cruse.

How do I contact Peterborough Cruse?

Phone our answerphone number  01733 348439