At Cavendish Homecare, our chosen charity to support in 2022 is Cruse Bereavement. We recognise the hard work and support provided by the Cruse team, helping those who are struggling to come to terms with their grief. They are available to help, no matter how long they have been grieving.
Cruse Bereavement Support is the UK’s leading bereavement charity that supports people through one of the most painful times in their lives. With bereavement support, information and campaigning Cruse aim to help people get the help that they need. Last year 33,000 helplines calls were answered, 27,000 people received individual support and campaigning continued to strive for a world where everyone is supported.
Cruse’s 4000 volunteers work hard throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland to provide the much needed support for those grieving, through their website, national helpline, live chat, group, zoom, telephone or one-to-one in person support. Cruse have teamed up with many charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support, Alzheimer’s Society and Cruse Military Family Project to provide specialist bereavement support, as no one person grieves the same.
We understand that getting the proper support when experiencing grief is important through the care we provide. The pain of loss can feel overwhelming, but there are healthy ways to cope with your grief and learning to heal, this is where Cruse comes in. Last year Cruse helped 3,443 children receive grief support, 1.2 million people visited their website and 800 people received grief assessments.
“Processing Grief is important, however many people struggle to do this on their own. At Cavendish Homecare we have decided to support Cruse’s vital work that provides free support and counselling to those when they really need it. We want to help make a difference and help Cruse to continue providing support for people to learn to cope.” Mairead Liston, Registered Nurse Manager and Founder
In support of the ‘Royal Cuppa’ campaign by Cruse Bereavement to support the Queen and her Platinum Jubilee we will be hosting our own event on Thursday 30th June. We are hoping to raise awareness of Cruse and the work they do whilst raising money and enjoying some sweet treats. Watch this space!
During her time as a Youth Worker at Challengers, a charity dedicated to supporting children and young people with disabilities, Zahrah demonstrated excellence in assisting in the delivery of inclusive play activities. She gained knowledge in Makaton, and underwent training in Crisis Prevention/Intervention, specifically focusing on managing challenging verbal and physical behaviours.
Currently holding a key role within Cavendish Homecare’s operations team, Zahrah takes charge of ensuring the seamless set up of new cases, managing the distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) to clients and the nursing and carer teams, organising staff training and providing crucial support to Nurse Managers.