Dealing with practical issues following a death can seem daunting and for many the emotional trauma resulting from the bereavement can add to these difficulties. This section of the web site provides links to external organisations and agencies who can offer practical advice and who can also provide additional support following the death of a loved one.




Bereaved Children

Bereavement Support for Children, Young People and Families in Redditch and Bromsgrove Leaflet

Child Bereavement UK 

Childhood Bereavement Network 

Cruse – Supporting children & young people 

Edward’s Trust – Supporting children & families

Footsteps – Supporting bereaved families in Worcestershire

Grief encounter – helping children through bereavement

HOPE AGAIN – designed for young people by young people 

NHS Choices – advice for parents of bereaved children

NSPCC Childline

Touchstones – Supporting Bereaved Young People in NE Worcs 

Winston’s Wish – a national charity for bereaved children 


Child and baby loss

Baby Loss Support Group in Kidderminster

Child death review – a guide for parents

Child Death Helpline

A Child of Mine – Help for bereaved parents and families  

SANDS – Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity

The Cedar Tree – offering free and confidential support in Worcester with pregnancy loss



Agricultural & Rural Life Chaplaincy – 01905 855187 



Directgov – Money, tax & benefits bereavement service

The Money Advice Service  



The Bridge Counselling Service, Worcester

The Lyttelton Well Counselling Service, Malvern

Mind, National Association for Mental Health

Relate, the relationship people. National charity



Hospices in Worcestershire

Acorns Childrens Hospice

Kemp Hopsice

Primrose Hospice

St Richard’s Hospice

The Orchard Service 



Lesbian and Gay Bereavement Helpline – 020 8455 8894 

LGBT Foundation




Army Widows Association

Veterans UK – veterans welfare service 

Veterans Welfare Service

Miscellaneous counselling

The Bridge Counselling Service  

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Phoenix Bereavement Service – Hereford

Redditch & Bromsgrove Bereavement service

The Well Counselling Service Malvern 

Wyre Forest Bereavement Hub


Older people

Age UK Bereavement – Support after a death

Age UK Hereford & Worcestershire

Age UK – When someone dies

Age UK – Wills & estate planning

Age UK factsheet – Dealing with an estate

Age UK – tax guide

Age UK – When someone dies – Money matters

Free Legal Advice for over 50s at Malvern Gate Age UK



Practical advice – funerals, wills etc.

Citizens Advice Bureau – Wills

Citizens Advice Bureau – If there is no will 

Citizens Advice Bureau – What to do after a death 

Directgov – what to do after a death 

Funeral Directors – List of local funeral directors 

Much Loved – practical advice for arranging a funeral

National Association of Funeral Directors – Advice on planning a funeral

The Natural Death Centre – support and guidance around funerals 



Care Confidential – pregnancy crisis and post abortion support

Miscarriage Association

Pregnancy Crisis & Post Abortion Support 

SANDS Helpline – 020 7436 5881 

Worcester Miscarriage Support



National Suicide Prevention Alliance

Survivors of bereavement by suicide 



Roadpeace – national charity for road crash victims

SAMM – Support after Murder and Manslaughter. Birmingham based charity.

Victim Support – West Mercia



Widowed And Friends  

WAY Widowed and Young



Advice for Employers who have Bereaved Employees