What To Do When Someone Dies

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The death of a friend or family member can be stressful and difficult, especially if you are not sure what steps need to be taken. Here are some sources of information and support that offer practical advice on what you might need to do or consider.

Information & Signposting:

What to do when someone dies: step by step
This UK Government webpage lays out things such as how to register the death, notify government departments and deal with the estate. It also covers how to get help for costs of funerals for children.

What to do after a death
This Citizens Advice webpage is similar to the UK Government one but is more detailed and covers some additional issues such as cremations, memorials, and miscarriages, stillbirths, and deaths of babies.

They also list contact details for many bereavement support groups.

What to do when someone dies
Age UK offers advice and steps that overlap the above, with an emphasis on older people.

Help if you have been bereaved

ASK CPAG is a trusted source of information about benefits and entitlements and this webpage lists sources of financial support you may be eligible for at this difficult time.

Bereavement Support:

There are a number of organisations and groups in South Cambs and Cambridge that can help support people with grief or a bereavement:

Cruse Bereavement Care

Hope Again Bereavement Support

Olive Tree Bereavement Support

Pet Bereavement Support

Suicide Bereavement Support Service

Cambridgeshire Libraries has compiled a reading list of fiction and non-fiction books and materials you can borrow relating to death, grief and bereavement – take a look here.

How to contact

Where to go

Available throughout South Cambridgeshire District

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