CRUSE Bereavement

East Sussex Cruse

East Sussex Cruse is part of Cruse Bereavement Care, a national charity established in 1959.

Cruse operates a network throughout the UK and offers information and support to bereaved people of all ages, confidentially, free of charge and without prejudice or discrimination.

Cruse knows that grief is not an illness but a natural human experience and that most people are helped through their bereavement by family and friends. We also know that some people experience difficulties along the way and may need particular help and support to move on.

However recent or long ago the bereavement, Cruse can be approached at any time when practical information is required or when a bereaved person needs listening support that cannot be found within their own circle of friends and family.

East Sussex Cruse currently offer a weekly drop-in at Eastbourne and Brighton, where you can talk to a bereavement volunteer or join a group of bereaved people which will be facilitated by trained volunteers. No appointment is necessary and this free service is completely confidential to Cruse. Some people find these groups are also a valuable resource while they are waiting for a regular appointment to see a volunteer on a one-to-one basis.

If ongoing one-to-one support is the best way of meeting a bereaved person’s needs, a trained bereavement volunteer can, by appointment, visit the person in their own home or we can arrange to see them in a private room at one of our offices. Our bereavement volunteers are trained to give highly-skilled bereavement support and treat each bereaved person as an individual.

For more information contact us through one of the routes listed below. (Answer phone services are always on outside office hours and we will call you back at the first opportunity) or visit our local website:

Link to

Brighton and Hove

Telephone:  01273 234007 (Office hours are 9.00 am – 12 noon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)


Office:  Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG

East Sussex – for support anywhere else in East Sussex including Hastings & Rother


Telephone:  01323 642942 (Office hours are 10.30 am – 12.30 pm, Monday to Friday)