The Social Fund

This explains that the Social Fund is for people on low incomes, and can give grants or loans to help obtain important essential things, like heating costs, funerals, household items, clothing & footware, urgent safety costs.

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Wills Probate Dealing with someones affairs when they die

Explanation of Wills and why they are necessary, the role of an executor, application for probate, and what to do if there is no Will.

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What to do after a death in England Wales

A guide to what must be done following the death of someone, and the help that is available

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Buying a Funeral Plan

Explains what pre-paid funeral plans are, and what to look for in buying one.

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Bereavement

Emotional & practical information & advice help to deal with the death of someone close. It includes Registration, the funeral, coping with grief, administration of the estate, and it includes useful organisation contacts

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Prepaid funeral plans

Information about prepaid funeral plans, and advice on what to look for, and how to make a complaint about one.

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Dealing with an estate Factsheet 14

When a person dies, somebody has to deal with their estate, collecting in the money, property and possessions, paying any debts and then distributing the estate to those entitled to it. This factsheet provides general information for personal representatives about how to carry out their duties. It includes information on what happens if someone has […]

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Planning for a Funeral

Information to help those people who have to organise someone’s funeral and/or those people who want to plan ahead for their own funeral.

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