The government offers advice and information on the following aspects of dealing with a death:
Directgov - widest range of government information and services online
Informing The Council
Several departments within the East Staffordshire Borough Council will need to be informed of a death.
Contact the Council Tax Department via email on the address below: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or click here to find contact information for Council Tax and Council Tax Benefit.
Registering a Death:
Every death in England and Wales must be registered in the district in which it takes place within 5 days of the date of death. Find out more below:
East Staffordshire Welfare Funeral Services - Under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 Section 46, when a person passes away in the Borough of East Staffordshire and there is no one able or willing to pay for the funeral, the council has a statutory duty to make the necessary arrangements for a public health funeral.
Funeral Services UK - A directory containing everything from funeral directors to florists.
Office Of Fair Trading - A Consumers Guide to Funerals
Arranging a funeral is very different from other types of consumer services. The Office of Fair Trading offers advice on legal rights, costs and complaints.
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK is a national UK charity, which provides help for bereaved families and professionals.
Compassionate Friends - organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children.
Cruse Bereavement Care Cruse is the leading charity in the U.K. specialising in bereavement. Anyone can contact Cruse if they want to talk about how their life has been affected by a death.