Losing someone is one of the most difficult things anyone has to face. St Elizabeth Hospice offers a range of bereavement support services. For more information about our services, including details of the Hospice family support team please click here. Listed below are some information resources which you may find useful.
The Age UK Guaranteed Funeral Plan
Age UK offer a guaranteed funeral plan on their website; or they can be contacted on 0800 169 88 00 (free calls) for information on their funeral plan or their Wills and legal services.
Advice on coping with bereavement and sources of practical and emotional support.
Bereavement Advice Centre
A single contact number to help with the practical issues of what to do when someone dies.
A free service that helps stop direct mail being sent to people who have died.
Child Bereavement Charity
Support for those affected when a baby or child dies or when a child is bereaved. The site includes a section for young people.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Offers information, advice and support to the bereaved and helps them to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Death and bereavement
What to do after a death, dealing with benefits, property and money, getting help with funeral and legal costs, wills and probate – from the Direct Gov website.
In 2009 the National Council for Palliative Care (NPC) set up the Dying Matters Coalition to promote awareness of dying, death and bereavement. The website is regularly updated and includes sections on News, Resources and Support.
A UK-wide searchable resource for finding local businesses and organisations that could help in organising a funeral.
Charity offering information, support, advice and counselling to bereaved families and children. Site includes sections for children and teens.
Help the Hospices
Help the Hospices is the leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK. Their website is for patients, carers and those interested in hospice or palliative care.
The National End of Life Care Programme
Contains details about organisations that can provide help, advice and support along with information about publications, websites and other resources.
A website to help 12-16 year-olds cope when a parent has cancer. Provides information, an advice column and a chance to share stories.
Rosie Crane Trust Bereavement Service
A website and 24 hour Listening Ear helpline, to support bereaved parents through their grief after the loss of a son or daughter of any age.
Suffolk Register Office
Everything you need to know about registering a death in Suffolk – e.g. were, when and how to do it.
UK Funerals On-line
A database of funeral directors in Suffolk.
A website to help bereaved children, young people and their families. Includes information, podcasts, message boards and FAQs.
St Elizabeth Hospice has also produced an informative guide about how to Make your wishes known.pdf