We have produced a bereavement guide to help those facing the loss of a loved one. This is a step-by-step guide from registering a death, to burial. You can view the guide below.
Charter for the Bereaved
The Charter for the bereaved is a nationally recognised set of standards for the burial industry, and our Cemeteries Office work to maintain these standards. You can refer to the Charter on the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management website here.
Tell Us Once
When someone dies, it can be a stressful and upsetting time. As well as coping with the emotional distress that a death may bring, you will need to notify a number of different government departments and organisations.
The Tell Us Once service helps to reduce the amount of time you need to spend contacting government departments and organisations, and prevents unwanted contact regarding the deceased.
- Find out more at GOV.UK - What to do when someone dies
- Or speak to Customer Services at Lancaster and Morecambe Town Halls
The Bereavement Register is a free service that helps stop post sent to people who have died, reducing the levels of distress caused to their relatives and friends.
As well as enabling companies to cross reference lists and stop mailing deceased individuals, The Bereavement Register can also place flags on internal records to reduce the chances of criminals being able to open accounts or order goods in the deceased person's name.
- Telephone The Bereavement Register on 0800 082 1230
- By post: FREEPOST RTEU-JSHJ-LCTZ, 1 Newhams Row, London, SE1 3UZ
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.thebereavementregister.org.uk
At a Loss
At a Loss is an organisation who will signpost those who are bereaved to relevant grief support. More information can be found on their website: AtaLoss.org is the UK's signposting and information website for bereaved people
Baby Mail Preference Service (MPS)
Baby MPS is a free service which allows parents who have suffered a miscarriage or bereavement of a baby in the first weeks of life to register their wish not to receive baby related mailings.
- Baby Mailing Preference Service (BMPS), DMA House, 70 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8SS
- Telephone: 020 7291 3310
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.mpsonline.org.uk/bmpsr
Child Bereavement UK, founded in 1994, offers support to families when a child dies, or when a child is bereaved of someone important in their lives.
It offers a confidential listening service for families who would like to talk about their experiences, and provide a signposting service to other organisations who may be able to offer further support.
- Child Bereavement UK, Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4BF
- Telephone: 01494 568900
Last updated: 03 August 2022