Practical steps after the death of a loved one.
Experiencing the death of someone close can be extremely difficult. Even more so when you have to take responsibility for all the many procedures that ensue. From registering the death to dealing with the person’s property, the tasks can be overwhelming especially when you’re grieving.
Find helpful advice in this Pod about funeral planning, wills, probate and dealing with grief.
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Funerals are becoming increasingly diverse, as people move away from the traditional models towards something that is much more bespoke and personalised. The guests in this podcast discuss the personal decisions they took when celebrating the lives of their loved ones. The message is clear that when it comes to organising a funeral, you can do it your way.Play
Even if there is a will, sorting out an estate can look complicated and many use solicitors to take care of it. But this can cost thousands of pounds, even if the estate is small. For a few hundred pounds, you could sort out a simple estate yourself. Advice from moneyadviceservice.org.ukRead Article
Regardless of how well you prepare, cleaning out a deceased loved one’s home, bedroom, or even closet ranks among life’s most stressful experiences. It may be many months before you are emotionally ready to tackle the project.Read Article
25 beautiful and meaningful pieces of poetry and prose, each of which has been selected to help you find the words you need to say goodbye. Kayleigh Dray for Stylist.Read Article
A selection of beautiful funeral poems.Read Article
What to do when someone dies, step by step from Gov.uk
Gov.uk website : guidance and support for death and bereavement.Read More
Tell Us Once
Tell Us Once is a service is offered by most local authorities on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. The service allows you to inform central and local government services of the death at one time rather than having to write, telephone or even attend each service individually. The Tell Us Once service is free to use and can save you a great deal of time and effort. In most cases the registrar of death will offer you the Tell Us Once interview immediately after you have registered the death.Read More
National Bereavement Service
The National Bereavement Service offers help to those in need of support during the difficult time of bereavementRead More
The Bereavement Advice Centre
Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service provided by Co-op Legal Services. Practical information and advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close.Read More