"The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living"
Marcus Tulliuis Cicaro

Losing someone you care about can be one of life's most difficult experiences. There are no easy answers when trying to help a bereaved family come to terms with their loss.


Every situation is unique and people react in very different ways.

At Heritage Funerals, we believe we have an important responsibility to care for our families, not just by offering support during the funeral but also through the difficult days that may follow.


Bereavement Services

The Bereavement Register

This is a service which aims to reduce the amount of unsolicited mail sent to
those who have died, and consequently to minimise the distress and upset that
unwanted mail can cause at this difficult time. This is a free service and we will
be happy to complete registration on your behalf.


Cruse Bereavement Care
(England and Wales)

Cruse can help anyone who has
lost someone they love.

Call: 0844 477 9400


Young persons helpline:
0808 808 1677


The Compassionate Friends



They offer help for parents whose children have died.

Call: 0845 123 2304

The Compassionate Friends, 53 North Street, Bristol BS3 1EN


Citizens Advice


This is a good source of practical help and advice and is particularly helpful with financial or legal problems.

To find your nearest bureau visit



Samaritans offer a 24-hour phone listening service.

Call: 08457 90 90 90


The Child Death Helpline

Call: 0800 282 986 (Mon to Fri 10am to 1pm, Tues and Wed 1pm to 4pm and every evening 7pm to 10pm).


Department of
Work & Pensions

Department for Work and Pensions ( DWP ) Contact the bereavement service to cancel the person's benefits and entitlements, including their State Pension. They'll also check if you're eligible for help with funeral costs or other benefits.


Contact us anytime 24 hours a day


01582 516516