Bereavement Leave

Bereavement Leave and Bereavement Payments   Bereavement leave is time taken off work when someone has died.     Most employers will allow staff to take bereavement leave ( known as compassionate leave) when someone close dies.  The amount of time you can take and whether or not you will be paid depends on the age of the person who died.   Who can get bereavement leave? Bereavement leave (which is classed as one form of Compassionate Leave) is an entitlement providing either: The person who died was a dependant (a partner, parent, child or someone else who relied on the [...]

What if there’s no Will? Intestacy Rules

What if there’s no will? A guide to intestacy rules What are intestacy rules? How do they apply? Most of us know that we should probably have a will. Research from Canada Life Ltd suggests that 59% of us, or 31 million people, don’t have one. Families and friends have nothing written down about what should happen to our estate after we pass away.   If someone dies without leaving a will, then the estate is known as Intestate.   If there’s no will, Intestacy Rules apply in England and Wales. This article gives an overview of the rules and processes. [...]

Sue Ryder’s Online Bereavement Support: how it works

Finding Online Bereavement Support can be great help. In this guest article, our partners at Sue Ryder outline their range of online help.  "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." What do Online Bereavement Support do Sue Ryder offer? Sue Ryder’s Online Bereavement Support makes it easy to connect with the right support for you. That could be: reliable information and resources, access to qualified counsellors or a finding community of others with similar experiences. All our [...]

Grief Counselling and Bereavement Support

We would like to thank National Bereavement Partnership [NBP] for our conversation. Michaela Willis MBE (CEO of the charity) and Joanne Starbuck Ashton (Lead Counsellor) were so helpful.  NBP provides an acute response helpline, counselling referral service and befriending programme for all those suffering from bereavement, grief, living loss, mental health issues. 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 is Grief and Bereavement Counselling?  Aren’t they the same? [...]

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