Carers and family support

Bereavement advice and support

When someone dies it can be a very difficult and upsetting time. It is important that you give yourself time to grieve. Everyone deals with bereavement differently and you may experience a whole range of emotions. There are, however certain people and organisations that need to be told and specific documents and practical arrangements that need to be completed.

Practical arrangements for registering a death

You will need to register a person’s death at a Registration Office in the district where the death occurred within 5 days, unless there are exceptional circumstances or the Coroner is involved. The registration pages will take you through this process

Getting support

Cruse Bereavement Care provides practical advice and support to help bereaved people and enables anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. As well providing free care to all bereaved people, the charity also offers information, support and training services to those who are looking after them.


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What am I entitled to?

The local authority is here to help everyone understand their needs and, if required, provide an assessment.

For more information about what help you are entitled to, please see the Who can get help from Adult Services web pages.

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