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Practical Support and Resources

Information to help support you in your bereavement

Follow this link for Government guidance regarding the practical and legal steps to take following the death of a loved one.  This includes registering the death, arranging a funeral and informing statutory organisations.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-the-bereaved/what-to-do-when-someone-dies-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

Follow this link to get NHS Bereavement advice and support during coronavirus.  The NHS Bereavement Helpline 0800 2600 400 is open 8.00am – 8.00pm everyday.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing/bereavement-advice-and-support/

If you live in Sussex please follow this link for information regarding bereavement support during Covid -19. There is a Sussex wide bereavement helpline where you can get practical advice and be signposted to local organisations that can help you. Call 0300 111 2141 Monday – Fri 8.00am – 5.00pm

https://www.seshealthandcare.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Bereavement-support-public-final.pdf

Advice for funerals

Unfortunately, in order to ensure everyone’s health and safety in these difficult times, there are currently significant restrictions on funeral services and those who can attend them.

Your own funeral director will have the latest information and be able to advise and guide you, but here are some links to resources you may find helpful:

Produced by the Church Of England,  this is a service which could be held at home:

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/Funerals%20liturgy%20at%20home%20public.pdf

A service booklet if you are unable to attend a Catholic Funeral

https://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resources/Flu/No-Funeral-A5.pdf

This article from the Quakers includes thoughtful and creative suggestions for sharing the funeral service:

https://quakersocialaction.org.uk/we-can-help/helping-funerals/down-earth/coronavirus-organising-meaningful-funeral/sharing-service

 

An additional resource from Winstons Wish regarding supporting children in relation to funerals:

https://www.winstonswish.org/coronavirus-funerals-alternative-goodbyes/

Additional information and resources

Information to help you after a death

Bereavement support leaflet

Contact numbers for funeral directors

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