Suffolk Cruse Bereavement Care is supending its service to new clients in funding crisis

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A charity which provides bereavement support for people in Suffolk and Great Yarmouth has had to suspend its help to all new clients from tomorrow (Friday).

Suffolk Cruse Bereavement Care has had to take the step due to a lack of funding from statutory agencies.

In the last year the charity gave one to one support to more than 650 people including children and young people.

It will continue to support its existing clients and will review the situation in three months time.

It costs around £63 per client and that means the charity has to find £75,000 a year to continue to offer people help at its current rate.

Despite fund-raising activities the organisation has reached the stage where it cannot raise adequate funds to meet the need.

A lack of funding from statutory agencies, which the charity has not specified, means they face a ‘resource challenge’ according to director of operations, Andy Langford.

CCGs and local authorities are among organisations which have been supplying funding. The charity’s national helpline 0808 808 1677 will continue.