Bereavement - advice and support
When someone dies you may need various kinds of help - practical and emotional.
Councils issue death certificates and tend graveyards.
We can also help provide support for families, or put you in touch with other sources of help or advice.
- Cruse - the organisation which helps and supports bereaved people
- Death Certificate
- Direct Government
What to do?
What to do when somebody dies at home
- Contact the family doctor
- Contact the nearest relative of the deceased
- Only contact the Police if the death was violent, accidental or if there are any unusual circumstances surrounding the death. If the police are called, do not touch or remove anything in the room
What to do when somebody dies in hospital
The Charge Nurse responsible will tell the nearest relative and give them advice about what to do
For more information on what to do when someone dies view the Direct.Gov Website