What to do when someone dies
Important checklists and people to contact.
There are many practical matters to attend to when someone dies. Bereavement Advice Centre supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death.
You will see our telephone number on every page - please feel free to call us if you want more information about anything you read here. We have an extensive range of information at our fingertips and if we do not know the answer to your question we will research it and call you back within an agreed time frame.
The information on this site relates to England and Wales, and includes some of the differences that apply in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The registration process, dealing with assets, and people to inform.
Definitions, medical documents, procedures, and the coroner's powers.
Advice for dealing with bereavement, helping others deal with grief, and information for professionals.