What to do after a death

We recognise the many difficulties you face at this time. The following information provides guidance about what to do after a bereavement.

Death registration appointment

You will need to make an appointment to register a death.

Bereavement support

This NHS Bereavement support webpage lists organisations that offer help and advice to those dealing with bereavement.

Funeral arrangements

After registering the death, you can organise the funeral yourself if you wish.


You may apply for probate to manage the deceased's estate (money, property and possessions).

Corresponding with organisations

When you manage the affairs of someone who has died, you may need to correspond with many organisations.

Our Tell Us Once service will assist you with notifying many departments and services on our list so you will not need to contact them again. You will be registered for this service at your appointment by our Registrar.