Sue Ryder’s Online Bereavement Support: how it works

In this guest article, our partners at Sue Ryder outline the range of online help they have available for anyone who is facing or dealing with the loss of a loved one.  "If someone you love is dying or has died, the support you need can feel just out of reach. So, it’s comforting to know that help is never far away.  Sue Ryder’s Online Bereavement Support makes it easy to connect with the right support for you, whether that’s reliable information and resources, access to qualified counsellors or a community of others with similar experiences. All our services [...]

March 2, 2022|Categories: Article|

Life Insurance: what do I need to consider?

If you're thinking about taking out life insurance, our guest article from award-winning life insurance broker Reassured gives an overview of the different types available, common pitfalls to avoid and top tips to secure the right cover.  What is life insurance and how does it work? Life insurance is simply financial protection for your loved ones should you no longer be around to provide. It acts as a safety blanket for a worst-case scenario. The policyholder makes a monthly payment (the premium) for the lifetime of the policy (the term), to benefit from the set cover amount (the sum [...]

January 23, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized, Article|

Grief Counselling and Bereavement Support

We would like to thank National Bereavement Partnership [NBP] for this conversation with Michaela Willis MBE and CEO of the charity, and Joanne Starbuck Ashton, Lead Counsellor.  NBP provides an acute response helpline, counselling referral service and befriending programme for all those suffering from bereavement, grief, living loss, mental health issues, and those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, directly or indirectly. The aim of the conversation was to talk about what grief and bereavement counselling are, who they might benefit, where to find services and how much it might cost to get support after losing someone close. What's the [...]

December 10, 2021|Categories: Article|

What happens to someone’s accounts when they die?

The short answer is that unless you tell companies that someone has died, their accounts will continue to run.  If there are benefits from the government, or interest on savings then you risk breaking the law by failing to inform companies about the death.   This means that as soon as possible after the person has passed away, you need to contact all the organisations that this person had an account with, tell them about the death and stop the accounts or transfer them.  You will also need to find out the Date of Death Balances for each account so [...]

November 23, 2021|Categories: Article|
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