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Losing someone you love can be unbearable. But we can help you with practical, emotional and financial support which can help you through it.

When you’ve lost someone you love to cancer

The list of things you need to do when someone dies, can be overwhelming. Especially when you’re dealing with grief and shock. Visit gov.uk here for a step-by-step guide of what you need to do. 

  • The ‘Tell us once’ service is run by most local authorities on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions, and lets you notify central and local government services about the death, all in one go. This saves you having to write or phone each service.

  • You may be eligible for help with the cost of the funeral through a Funeral Expenses Payments if you’re the person responsible for the cost of the funeral, and in receipt of a relevant means-tested benefit

  • You may be eligible for bereavement benefits such as Bereavement Support Payments or Bereavement Allowance, depending on your circumstances

  • If you’re struggling with the loss of a loved one, you can call our free Support Line on 0808 808 1010

  • Many people who’ve been bereaved find support through our Sing with Us choirs

  • You can find other kinds of emotional support through The Counselling Directory which has details of local counsellors and therapists

  • Winston’s Wish support children and young people following the death of a family member 

Contact our Advice Team
Get in touch with our friendly team who can offer advice or see here for more information on money matters. Either use our Ask the Advisor form or call our free Support Line on 0808 808 1010.

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, our free cancer Support Line is there for you. Just call 0808 808 1010