who to inform
Initially you will usually tell immediate family and friends. They will be able to help you spread the news. We are also available to give personal and discrete advice at any time of the day or night, weekends, and public holidays.
Once our services are engaged, everything can be left in our care, giving peace of mind to you and dignity to the deceased.
EMPLOYER, SCHOOL OR UNIVERSITY
Contact relevant institutions so they can inform appropriate colleagues including payroll / pensions.
BANK / BUILDING SOCIETY / CARDS
You may need to close an account / amend a joint account, also contacting Credit Cards / Store Cards. They will probably need a copy of the Death Certificate.
Meals on Wheels / milk / newspapers / magazine subscriptions / home help etc. Cancel any appointments.
If the home of the deceased will be empty, make it is secure. Consider leaving the heating on low if cold. Adjust blinds / curtains, to give the appearance of activity. Set a time clock to turn a lamp on / off. Entrust a neighbour with a key to attend to newspapers or mail.