What to do when someone dies

When someone dies it can be a very emotional time and this can make it hard to know what practical things you need to do next. The following organisations offer advice and information on what will need to do when someone dies:

Age UK

Telephone: 0800 678 1174

Bereavement Advice Centre

Telephone: 0800 634 9494
Gov.UK website:

Bereft Bereavement Support

Bereft Bereavement Support offers one-to-one bereavement counselling to any bereaved individual over the age of 16 years, living in the borough of Ealing. Bereft has 20 volunteer counsellors who are highly skilled and who receive monthly supervision and support from experienced in-house supervisors. This service can also offer weekly telephone support to clients on the waiting list.
Telephone: 020 8896 2800


Cruse Bereavement Care offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
Telephone: 0808 808 1677