Category: First Steps

First Steps, Arranging a Funeral

Guidance regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) Funerals and Branch Visits

Our funeral homes continue to comply with all current government and NHS guidance in relation to COVID-19,...

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A guide to dealing with grief at Christmas

Christmas is well and truly among us and although this time of year should feel like a...

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How to cope with grief following the loss of a loved one

When you lose someone you love, grief is inevitable. How it affects people will vary enormously, depending...

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How to prepare for the death of a loved one

When a loved one has a terminal illness and you’re forced to start preparing for their death,...

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Tips for Announcing a Death on Social Media

When a loved one passes away, one of the first things we need to do is to...

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8 tips for writing an obituary

If you have been asked to write an obituary for a close family member or friend, here...

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When someone dies: What to do next?

If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, there can be lots of things...

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Registering a death, documents and certification

You’ll need to register a death before arranging the funeral. This is usually done by a relative...

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Letting people know

Along with relatives and friends, there are a number of people that you’ll need to advise about...

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Inquests

An inquest is a formal court hearing which examines the circumstances of any death which is unnatural,...

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If the coroner is involved

Sometimes the person who has died will be referred to HM Coroner for further investigation. This is...

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