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What to do when someone dies

When someone dies it can be a very emotional time and this can make it hard to know what practical things you need to do next.

For helpful advice and guidance on what you should do in the event of a death, visit this page.

Initially, you should register the death with the Registrar who will give you a reference number. It is recommended the death is registered within 5 days.

You should then use this reference number to notify many local and government agencies at the same time by using the Tell Us Once service.

  1. I need support

    You can get free bereavement support through cruse.

  2. I need help organising a funeral

    Advice on arranging a funeral can be found on the Government website.

  3. Other useful websites

    To report the death of an individual to several banks, building societies and other financial firms using just one online form, visit the Death Notification Service website.

    For advice on other practical things to consider following a death, visit Age UK.

    To find out about crematorium pricing and services visit Yeovil Town Council.

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