Losses include loss of significant person (bereavement), relationship, body image or function, health, sexual function, control or religious beliefs, loss of job, income, home, property or treasured objects, loss of plans, hopes and future dreams, loss or role, identity, independence, innocence, freedom, safety or loss of life.
For information on what to do when someone dies visit your local Council website.
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Other support services include:
Cruse bereavement offer information on inquests and post mortems, funerals, benefits, entitlements and legal issues.
Coping with bereavement – Sunderland University
The Government aim to simplify and strengthen process of death certification
Click here to read news and publications about Government work to simplify and strengthen the process of death certification as part of its response to the recommendations of the Shipman Inquiry. The proposed changes will require the certified cause(s) of all deaths that are not investigated by a coroner to be independently scrutinised and confirmed by a locally appointed medical examiner. The changes will also offer an important opportunity to provide improved information on cause of death to strengthen public health surveillance.
Why do breakups hurt so much, even when the relationship is no longer good? A divorce or breakup is painful because it represents the loss, not just of the relationship, but also of shared dreams and commitments. Romantic relationships begin on a high note of excitement and hope for the future. When these relationships fail, we experience profound disappointment, stress, and grief. Go to helpguide.org to read more!
From resolving problems with your relationship to ending your marriage or civil partnership or what will happen to your money, property and possessions when your relationship ends www.direct.gov.uk will keep you informed.
Go to Shelter to work out what rights you have to your home if you split up with your partner, and provides information about welfare benefits and the rights of couples with dependent children.
Losing your home
For advice when faced with losing your home and the steps required before repossession go to: www.nidirect.gov.uk
Loss of freedom
For information on being sentenced by a court or to access a quick guide to being sentenced by a court and useful advice if you know someone in prison. Go to: www.direct.gov.uk
Going to prison - find housing advice in your area at: http://www.housingadviceni.org/going-into-prison.html