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When someone dies information guide

When someone dies, there are a number of practical things that have to be done. For some, these tasks may be a welcome distraction, but for others, they may be the last thing they want to think about. This guide is a step-by-step guide on what to do, to make the process a little less overwhelming.

This guide gives practical information on what to do when someone dies and advises on where to go for financial and emotional support. It includes:

  • how to register a death
  • who to tell about the death
  • arranging a funeral
  • what financial support is available after a bereavement.

It also lists useful organisations that offer legal information and advice and emotional support after a bereavement.

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Last updated: Dec 06 2023

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