There are many useful websites where you can find further information about the steps you need to take after losing someone close to you:

The Citizens Advice Bureau

Offers free advice about legal matters along with advice on where to find counselling and support.

The Government

Provides practical information about the actions you need to take:

The Probate Registry

Enables you to apply for powers to process the will.

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society is a national dementia charity. They are there help and support anyone affected by dementia, and will do everything they can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.
0300 222 11 22

Contact the Elderly

Aims at reducing isolation of the elderly
0800 716543


Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
020 8519 2122

Rowans Hospice

Rowans Hospice is a local charity that offers free care and support to people diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, through to bereavement support. The service is invaluable.

Macmillan Nurses

Macmillan Nurses offer Palliative care and help those who choose to die at home. They offer excellent support through this difficult time.

The Bereavement Register

Is a free service that will help to reduce the amount of direct mail being sent to the deceased’s address.

Grief Encounter

Helps children and their families deal with the loss of someone close to them.

Cruse Bereavement Care

For general information, counselling and support.


Age UK

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They help more than 7m people every year, providing companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.
0800 678 1174


The longest-standing residential and nursing care home internet search site for people looking for residential care and for those who are providing these services
01273 757233


FirstStop Advice is an independent, impartial and free service offering advice and information to older people, their families and carers about housing and care options for later life.
0800 377 7070

Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service helps people manage their money. They do this directly through their own free and impartial advice service. They also work in partnership with other organisations to help people make the most of their money. They are an independent service, set up by government.
0800 138 7777