Bereavement

Support with practical & financial matters

 

£15 - (30 minute course)

This course will help if you:

 

-      feel overwhelmed with the myriad of tasks that need doing and don’t know where to start

-      are unsure of what is involved in planning a funeral and/or want to know how to access practical and financial support for it

-      have concerns about what you need to do with or without a will and how to manage the estate

-      feel worried about your own personal finances would like to know where you can get support

-      are concerned about how to deal with your loved one’s debts

-      feel confused by who you can turn to and which organisations you need to contact for support

 

During grief, we can only cope with so much as our mind is consumed with processing the loss, so we need to find ways to get all the support we can get and make all the practical tasks just a bit easier in those early weeks. This mini-course provides you with your own one-stop resource for quick & easy access to useful phone numbers and websites.

The course covers:

 

Planning the Funeral – checking for a funeral plan, average cost of a funeral and how to save money on it, setting a funeral budget and negotiating prices, how to access extra funds if on a low-income

 

Dealing with the will – how to check if a will exists, accessing probate and gaining control of all financial aspects of the remaining estate, dealing with any inheritance tax

 

Managing finances – how to access all financial bereavement support that may be available to you, negotiating lower payments with utilities and financial institutions, how to approach mortgage lenders or rental tenancies and find out about extra financial payments that could support you

 

Coping with debts – understand secured/unsecured debts and joint/single debts and a step-by-step process of how to prioritise debts, dealing with creditors and negotiating lower payments where possible and/or writing off smaller debts