Guidance and support after someone dies

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When someone dies, not only is it a sad and difficult time, but there are lots of things that need to be done. We are here to guide and support you through the various tasks you will have to undertake in the coming days and weeks after a bereavement.
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It is never easy to lose someone who is close to us. However, in the days and weeks after someone close has died, there are many things that will need to be considered and arranged. We understand that navigating through these practical arrangements can be stressful. We are here to guide you through, and help make this difficult time that little bit easier.

What to do after someone close dies

When someone close to us dies, you and other close friends or relatives may be responsible for making practical arrangements for that person now that they are no longer with us. These will include things like:

  • Registering the death and acquiring the death certificate
  • Arranging a funeral or suitable alternative, if desired
  • Closing any accounts belonging to the person who has died

Guidance and support after someone dies

We have produced a helpful, comprehensive booklet that contains all of the guidance you will need in the days and weeks after someone close has died. If you require this information in another format, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Bereavement Support Helpline 01279 967670 

If you would like to talk to a member of the St Clare Hospice team about any practical arrangements following the death of someone close, you can give us a call on our Bereavement Support Helpline.

The Helpline operates from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. The number to call is 01279 967670. It is free to call, though charges may apply in line with your standard network rate.

By calling our Bereavement Support Helpline, you will have access to a range of supportive services:

  • A listening ear, and emotional support
  • Information and guidance on what to do after a death
  • Sign-posting to other supportive services that could benefit you

Anyone who has experienced the loss of someone close, whether recently or in the past, is welcome to call our Bereavement Support Helpline.

To find out more about our Bereavement Support Helpline, please click here.