About Us

Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service provided by Simplify. We give practical information and advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close. If we do not know the answer to a concern or query we will research it and call back within an agreed period of time or signpost to another organisation which can give the information required.

We welcome calls from bereaved people and the professionals and volunteers who support them. Bereavement Advice Centre helps many people every day and aims to give straightforward, useful advice when you need it. 

You can see our Code of Conduct by clicking here.

Our aim is to identify and respond to areas of need rather than duplicate existing services. This is why we focus on practical concerns and signpost to other types of help.

Bereavement Advice Centre was formally launched at the House of Commons in 2007 and is provided by Simplify.

Simplify is committed to providing Bereavement Advice Centre as a free at the point of access service. We take considerable care to be transparent about this relationship to all callers. Bereavement Advice Centre does not receive any funding from government or charities.

Please contact us on 0800 634 9494 if you would like more information.


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