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Bereavement help and advice


When someone dies, it can be difficult to know where to turn for advice about what to do. In these pages we help you through the process, explaining what to do in the days following the death and how your funeral director can help with the funeral arrangements.

Bereavement and grieving

There is no right or wrong way of coping with the death of a loved one. For most people bereavement is a painful experience involving a range of emotions which could last some time.

What to do when someone dies

There are a number of things that need to be done in the first few days following a death, such as registering the death. This section explains who you'll need to contact, what documentation to prepare, and how your funeral director can help at this most difficult time.

Supporting the bereaved

This section contains advice on funeral etiquette, and ideas for writing condolence letters and tributes. We also link to organisations that can provide further support for bereaved relatives and friends.

Legal and probate advice

Whether your loved one has left a will or not, our section on probate and legal matters will help you to deal with matters relating to the deceased's estate and assets.

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