Whether or not children should attend memorial services will depend upon the children and the specific circumstances, but in general attending memorial services can be a very good thing for children. Children who do not want to attend should not be forced to do so, but explaining about the service and what will happen there… Continue reading Children and Memorial Services
When an individual has lost a loved one (s)he is said to be bereaved. This is an emotional time, and often one that can be surprising and even frightening to both the bereaved and his or her family and friends. It is during bereavement that most people require additional support, whether it be emotional, practical… Continue reading Bereavement Support
The death of a child can be particularly painful for family and friends especially adults who feel that they should not have outlived such a young person. The death of a child is often equated to the loss of a future, or the loss of all of the possibilities for that child s life. Though… Continue reading Celebrating a Child s Life
A burial at sea is a complex matter and one that is not particularly popular in the United Kingdom. In fact, there are very limited locations in which a burial at sea can take place, and specific preparations must be made before such a burial. Not all commercial funeral services are available to assist with… Continue reading Burial at Sea
It is often a surprise to people how expensive funerals can become. Though the ultimate price will depend upon a variety of options upwards of £2,000 is not entirely uncommon to pay for a full funeral and burial (or cremation). Some people choose to pre-pay for their funerals so that they do not leave a… Continue reading Assistance With Funeral Costs
Bereavement Payment or what used to be called Widow’s Payment, is a one-off lump sum of £2,000 that may be paid to qualifying bereaved individuals. Before this payment…
Bereavement counselling is a specialised type of counselling that involves supporting individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This counselling helps them work through their grief as well as perhaps learn coping mechanisms to help them when they are on their own. Bereavement counselling is recommended for anyone, of any age, whose… Continue reading Bereavement Counselling: What to Expect
When someone dies, those left have to deal with the issue of what to do with their property and belongings. If there is no Will (i.e the estate is intestate), there is legislation that helps with the process of dividing any assets. Here are the basic steps to follow: Check that there is definitely no… Continue reading What if There is No Will?
Most children are unfamiliar with the cremation, so the death of a friend or relative which results in cremation may be a very confusing time for them. Children whose lives will be touched by cremation will probably require some information to understand the decision and process. Explaining death to children, explaining cremation to children and… Continue reading Children and Cremation
One of the worst things that can happen to the partner of the bereaved is to be plagued by junk mail and phone calls for the person who s died. It constantly dredges up memories and stops them moving on and really having closure. Junk mail is bad enough at the best of times, and… Continue reading Can We Stop Junk Mail and Calls to Deceased Person?