SCLT Public Presentation Team Join Weston-super-Mare Cruse Bereavement Care


Thursday 12th October 2017 has seen SCLT volunteer Ashley Jones joining the monthly training session for the voluntary team of the Weston-super-Mare branch of the Cruse Bereavement Care charity, at their offices in the St Georges district of the large, North Somerset town.


During his evening visit to the group meeting/training session, Ash discussed the potential scam themes that may be encountered by vulnerable elder citizens and ways in which the volunteers can help in recognising victims of financial harm fraud and safeguarding them as appropriate to the needs of the individual, as well as signposting victims to other statutory and voluntary bodies.


Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.


Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. They offer a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website ( specifically for children and young people. Their services are provided by a network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free. Cruse also provides training and consultancy for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work.


At the conclusion of the  presentation, Ashley commented, “It has been my pleasure to join the extremely dedicated volunteers of Cruse Bereavement Care, who clearly undertake a very challenging and hugely important role in supporting those, who find themselves affected by grief and personal loss. At some point in our lives we will all face the crushing sensation of losing someone we love or care for, so it is wonderful to know that there are such committed volunteers that we can turn to for much needed support”


Every member of the group received a personal copy of the latest edition of the award-winning magazine of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team, ‘The Senior Siren’, which now is made available to more than 250,000 readers.