When a Death Occurs

We will also provide you with further advice on things like:

What organisations will need to be informed of the death (such as car insurance, social services and employers).
Items you may need to cancel (such as milk deliveries and meals on wheels).
Items that may need to be returned (such as passports and driving license).
If the property is unoccupied – For example, ensure windows and doors are locked and secure.

Registration of a Death

In England and Wales, a death must be registered by the Registrar of Births and Deaths for the area in which the death occurred. If you are unsure whether or not you have authority to register the death, we will advise you. The death must be registered within 5 days. We can also provide you with information on things you will need to take with you, what they will require and additional details.

Further Help

In certain circumstances, the next-of-kin can receive help with the costs of the funeral from the Social Fund (Claims must be within 3 months of death).

Outstanding from start to End. Sweets are a very professional company, Bent over backwards to help us with my Step Fathers Funeral. Beautiful touch when The Hearse was coming to the House and Andrew got out of the car to walk in front of Hearse. Very Friendly company. Sweets and Sons have dealt with all my Family’s Funerals for many years. Wouldn’t go with any other company. Highly recommended.” – Janet Bowen

Useful Information Following

a Death Can Be Found Below

Your financial circumstances may now have changed and you could be eligible for various state grants. For more information please visit DWP Website.

To register a death with Gloucestershire County Council please call 01452 425060 or please follow this link here.

To register a death with Worcestershire County Council please call 01905 763763 or please follow this link here.

Your local Citizens Advice Bureau can also help you.

For more information on our services please feel free to contact us, we are available 24 hours a day.