What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

There are many thing you need to do, and this can be difficult to cope with when you are grieving. We have compiled a short list to help guide you through but there are more complete details on the Government web site at direct.gov.uk

Some things need to be done soon after the death. In many cases the hospital or the GP involved can also help you.

  • Notify the family doctor
  • Register the death
  • Find the will - the solicitor may have a copy if you can't find one
  • Begin funeral arrangements - you will need to check the will for any special requests
  • If the person who has died was receiving any benefits or tax credits, advise the offices that were making the payments

Find out more about what to do and what you need at direct.gov.uk

Registering a death:

All deaths in England have to be registered in the area the death occurred and not the area of residence. The registrar will require a certificate of cause of death provided by a GP or a doctor at the hospital where the death occurred.

The registrar will give you a Death Certificate and a Certificate that we will need. We will be pleased to make an appointment with the Registrar on your behalf.

Manchester Registrar
Heron House, Lloyd Street, Manchester
Tel: 0161 234 7878


Greenhale House, Stockport
Tel: 0161 474 3399

Sale Town Hall, Tatton Road, Sale
Tel: 0161 912 3025

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