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Bereavement charity seeks volunteers to expand service in West Norfolk

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A charity which offers support to those who are bereaved will now reach more people in West Norfolk.

Cruse Bereavement Care, which already has a branch in Norwich for Central Norfolk, has recently received a £36,000 grant from the East Coast Community Fund to expand our operations in the area.

The charity is now expanding bereavement in Lynn and West Norfolk, by developing long-term, community-based, volunteer-led services.

Cruse Bereavement Care needs volunteers (36462127)
Cruse Bereavement Care needs volunteers (36462127)

Cruse Bereavement Care is looking to recruit 30 volunteers, who will provide support to bereaved people through one-to-one and group sessions.

At the moment this will be done via telephone and Zoom, but will include face-to-face support as soon as it is possible to do so.

A spokeswoman for Cruse said: “Volunteers will be highly-trained through our specialist Bereavement Support Foundation training course and, once restrictions are lifted, we will be offering a full pathway of support including telephone and email support, face-to-face and group support.

“As a result, bereaved people will receive expert advice and support when they need it, helping people manage issues arising from grief and prevent problems from escalating.”

Cruse Bereavement Care provides support, information and advice for adults, children and young people when someone dies.

People in the area will be able to come to Cruse and be referred to a trained Bereavement Volunteer, who will support them through their grief.

The charity is currently recruiting volunteers, who they will be training in the next couple of months.

They hope to be up and running in West Norfolk in late summer.

To find out more about volunteering, e-mail norwich@cruse.org.uk or call 01603 219977.

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