Cruse Bereavement Care Lancashire is part of a national organisation. We support people across Lancashire who have been bereaved.
Here at Cruse Bereavement Care Lancashire we support people of all ages apart from children (which hopefully we will do in the future). The support we offer is free of charge and not time limited. Cruse is run entirely with volunteers – would you like to spend some time helping people through their grief?
Cruse bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England Wales and Northern Ireland. It offers support advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies, and works to enhance the way that society cares for bereaved people. Cruse offers face to face, telephone, email and website support. It has a helpline, and a website for self referrals. The services are provided by trained volunteers and are confidential and free.
At Cruse Bereavement Care Lancashire we’re not looking for people with counselling qualifications or experience, but if you have them then that’s ok. We just want people with enthusiasm and compassion. We’re looking for those who are willing to commit to the training and commit to being part of Cruse Lancashire.
Our next training course starts in September 2018. We usually only run one training event per year but this is the second one for 2018 because our waiting lists are growing.
We’re looking for people to work across the county but particularly need people for the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre areas.
Training to join Cruse Bereavement Care Lancashire
Everyone who does volunteer is offered training, which is excellent and of a very high standard. The initial training is for 7 days but the days are not consecutive and instead are spread over a few weeks. Training is mainly on a Saturday to accommodate the people who work during the week.
After the initial training there are follow up days, such as –
- telephone support training,
- working with groups and
- peer support.
All our volunteers are supported with a supervisor who offers monthly one to one supervision.
Volunteers can work in any area, and some choose not to work in the area they live. Volunteers can work any number of hours they want.
The role is a counselling support role, mainly listening and guiding people to feel more hopeful after they have lost someone. Some people come to us for support when they have just been bereaved, with other people it can be some years later.
Get in Touch
For more information please contact the Cruse Bereavement Care Lancashire Office:
Telephone 01772 795596 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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