Finding out about Probate
We are glad to be able to offer help and support at this difficult time. Our funeral directors often have generations of experience working with local families to arrange funerals for loved ones, and the first person to speak to after a death is a funeral director. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a week.
We often do not realise how many practical tasks there are to do when someone dies. No website can cover every set of circumstances, therefore please call our free National Bereavement Service on 0808 164 2239 for any further information or advice.
The helpline is available Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm and Saturday 9.00am – 2.00pm. If we don’t know the answer we will find out and call you back or tell you who to contact for what you need.
Open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm and Saturday 9.00am – 2.00pm
There are many other organisations that provide a variety of practical information or emotional support after a bereavement:
A helpline for anyone of any age affected by the death of a child (from pregnancy to adulthood) in any circumstances. All calls are answered by parents who have experienced bereavement.
0800 282 986 freephone (or 0808 800 6019 free for main network mobiles).
Dying Matters is a coalition of individual and organisational members across England and Wales, which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.
Further Reading: Tributes and donations
As part of our service, we offer online donations, tributes and a funeral notice page.