Bereavement Support & Advice during Covid-19

Dealing with the death of a relative or friend is always extremely difficult but we recognise that during these uncertain times things can feel even more challenging, especially when you may be isolated from the people you would usually turn to for support.

We have put together a list of organisations and free helplines that offer useful advice and guidance on all aspects of funerals and bereavement during the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Cruse Bereavement Care - Their free helpline is open Monday to Friday from 9.30 until 5.00 (0808 808 1677). You can visit their website also: www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief
  • The Bereavement Advice Centre has a free helpline (0800 634 9494) which you can call between 9.00 and 5.00 Monday to Friday. Their website is: www.bereavementadvice.org
  • The NHS Bereavement Helpline - can be contacted between 8.00 and 8.00 every day (0800 2600 400). The website is: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/bereavement-advice-and-support/
  • The Good Grief Trust website has lots of information on how to cope with a bereavement and advice on where to turn for support and guidance. www.thegoodgrieftrust.org
  • The Gov.uk website also has practical information about what you need to do when someone dies. www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-help-and-support-if-someone-dies

Our cemeteries at Sytch Lane and Strawberry Lane are open to visitors from 9.00 until 4.30 every day and for funerals from 9.00 until 3.00 Monday to Friday. Please contact us on 01902 696405 for more information.

Contact

Get in touch


Address

South Staffs Council

Wolverhampton Road, Codsall

South Staffordshire

WV8 1PX

Show on map

Office Opening Times

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the Council Offices are now closed and residents should consider alternative ways of contacting the Council rather than visiting in person Please see the Contact box on the left for further information about how to contact us.