Resource page

This page has an array of organisations that maybe able to assist you with something that applies to your situation at this time, please do contact them by clicking their link.

I haven't checked out each organisation so it is your responsibility should you wish to contact them and the advice you receive or accept. 

Child Funeral Charity

Charity providing financial support for the costs of child and baby funerals, up to the age of 16.

01480 276088,uk


Action for Kids
Creating independence, providing opportunities, offering support for disabled young people
020 8347 8111



Antenatal Results and Choices
National charity giving non-directive support and information to expectant and bereaved parents throughout and after the antenatal screening and testing process
0207 713 7486

0845 077 2290 Helpline



Association of Children's Hospices
Information on children's hospices based in the UK.
0808 8088 100 - Helpline




We believe in the potential of every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.
020 8550 8822



For babies born too soon, too small, too sick
020 7378 1122

0808 801 0322 - Helpline



Child Bereavement Charity
Supporting families, children and professionals
01494 568900



Child Death Helpline
Helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.
0800 282986



Child Funeral Charity

Charity providing financial support for the costs of child and baby funerals, up to the age of 16.

01480 276088,uk


Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
Children suffering life threatening illnesses
01372 363438


Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity
Supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby
020 7436 7940 – Office

0808 164 3332 - Helpline


The Childhood Bereavement Network
National, multi-professional federation of organisations and individuals working with bereaved children and young people
020 7843 6309



The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
UK's leading baby charity aiming to prevent unexpected deaths in infancy and promote infant health
0808 802 6868 - Helpline



The Miscarriage Association
Information and support for those faced with pregnancy loss
01924 200795



The Sick Children's Trust
We're here so you can be there
020 7638 4066



Twins & Multiple Births Association (TAMBA)
Bereavement support group
01252 332 344



Winston’s Wish
the charity for bereaved children
Support for bereaved children aged up to 18 and their families and carers 
08088 020 021 - Helpline



Age UK
Fact sheets and information on all aspects of death and bereavement
0800 055 6112 (lines open between 8.00am and 7.00pm)
Age UK supports and assists a network of over 330 local Age UKs and Age Concerns, which between them provide an extensive network throughout England. The Age UK family also includes Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI.

Care for the Family
Care for the Family is a UK-wide charity working in many areas of family life including bereavement support.
029 2081 0800



Disaster Action
Self help group for those bereaved by a major disaster such as a plane crash
01788 551 919
Excellent search site for local and smaller bereavement charities



National Association of Bereavement Services
Information about bereavement counselling services in your local area
020 7078 3816


National Association of Widows
Information and details of local branches
0845 838 2261


Road Peace
Road crash victims & bereaved
0845 4500 355 - Helpline



Provides information and support to people who’ve been affected by sudden cardiac arrest or bereaved through sudden death
01277 811215

Support & Care After Road Death & Injury
0845 123 5542 - Helpline


Support After Murder and Manslaughter
0845 872 3440


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
0300 111 5065 - Helpline


Specific Illness Charities

Alzheimer's Disease Society
UK care and research charity for people with this disease and other dementias
0300 222 1122 - Helpline


Arthritis Care
Empowering people with arthritis
0808 800 4050


Ataxia UK
Supporting people affected by ataxia, their families and carers.
0845 644 0606 - Helpline

Atrial Fibrillation Association
01789 867 502


Bowel Cancer UK
To promote awareness, education and treatment for Atrial Fibrillation
08450 719 301


Brain & Spine Foundation
Aims to raise awareness, promote early diagnosis and encourage
information on treatment options
0808 808 1000


Cardiomyopathy Association
Fighting Cardiomyopathy since 1989
0800 018 1024


Diabetes UK
The charity for people with diabetes
0345 123 2399


Dimbleby Cancer care
Making life better for people living with cancer
020 7188 5918


Epilepsy Action
Offering support to people with Epilepsy
0808 800 5050



Everyman is the UK’s leading male cancer campaign
020 7352 8133


For Dementia
Improving the quality of life for all people affected by dementia
0800 888 6678 - Helpline


Headway - The Brain Injury Association
Helping brain injury survivors, their families and carers
0808 800 2244 - Helpline



Leukaemia CARE
Providing CARE and support to blood cancer patients and carers
01905 755 977



Lymphoedema Support Network
National UK charity which provides information and support to people with lymphoedema
020 7351 0990


MacMillan Cancer Relief Fund
Full cancer support services
0808 808 00 00


Marie Curie Cancer Care
We provide high quality nursing care, free, to terminally ill patients
0800 716 146 – General

0800 090 2309 - Support


Meningitis UK
Trying to find a vaccine
0808 800 3344 - Helpline


For better mental health
0300 123 3393



Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Charity focussing on all muscular dystrophies
0800 652 6352 - Helpline

020 7803 4800



Myasthenia Gravis Association
Research, Care and Education
01332 290 219


Parkinson's Disease Society
Supporting those with Parkinson's and their families
0808 800 0303


Supporting children and adults who are deafblind
0300 330 9256


STARS (Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures)
Support and information on Syncope and Reflex Anoxic Seizures
01789 867 503



The Anthony Booth Trust
An Aplastic Anaemia Support Charity


The Anthony Nolan Trust
We are the charity that takes back lives from leukaemia
0303 303 0303


The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association
Working to help people with MND
0808 802 6262 - Helpline



The Stroke Association
Helping those who have suffered a stroke
0303 3033 100


The Terrence Higgins Trust
If you’re affected by HIV, then we’ll try to help.
080 8802 1221



Research Charities

Against Breast Cancer
Seeking a vaccine
01235 534 211



Alzheimer's Research Trust
UK's leading dementia research charity
0300 111 555



Arthritis Research Campaign
Committed to curing arthritis in all its forms
0300 790 0400



Bowel & Cancer Research
Conducting research into bowel cancer and related bowel diseases
020 7882 8749



Action on Hearing Loss
Helping deaf and hard of hearing people through medical research and education
0808 808 0123




Heart Research UK
Pioneers in the fight against heart disease
0113 234 7474


The Brain Research Trust
Funding research into neurological disease
020 7404 9982



The Cure Parkinson's Trust
It has to be about a cure
020 7487 3892




Bereavement Support

Bereavement Support Group – St Catherine’s Hospice
Support is available to any member of the family at any time after the person you knew has died.
01772 629 171



Care for the Family
Care for the Family is a UK-wide charity working in many areas of family life including bereavement support.
029 2081 0800



Coroners' Court Support Service
The Coroners' Courts Support Service volunteers give emotional and practical support to families and other witnesses attending an inquest.
0300 111 2140 – Office

0300 111 2141 - Helpline

Cruse Bereavement Care
National charity whose volunteers support the bereaved
0808 808 1677 - Helpline


Single parent families
0808 802 0925 - Helpline


Healing Heart
Charity that supports parents who have lost a child.

Help the Aged
Help the Aged is an international charity fighting to free older
people from poverty, isolation and neglect.
0800 055 6112


Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service
Bereavement counselling for the Jewish faith
0208 951 3881


Lesbian and Gay Bereavement Project
A helpline that offers a listening ear to lesbians and gay men who have been
bereaved or are preparing for bereavement
020 7833 1674 – General Enquiries

0300 330 0630 – Helpline


Lone Twin Network
Support group run by and for lone twins



Ruby Care Foundation
Care of the terminally ill, companionship of the dying, support and counsel for the bereaved
0333 011 7556

Support & Care After Road Death & Injury
0845 123 5542


Support After Murder and Manslaughter
0845 872 3440

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
0300 111 5065


Support after Suicide Partnership


The Befriending Network
Befriending network of trained volunteers active in North and West London
0131 261 8799            



The Compassionate Friends

Offering support for bereaved parents and their families
0345 123 2304


WAY Widowed & Young           
Support charity with networking groups and social events for those bereaved under the age of 50



Dying Matters
Dying Matters is a broad based and inclusive national coalition of just under 14,000 members,
which aims to change public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards death, dying and bereavement.



British Organ Donor Society (BODY)
Information and general enquiries as well as support for donor and recipient families
01223 893636


Carers UK
Carers UK is the voice of carers
0808 808 7777


The Human Tissue Authority
Deals with all issues relating to human tissue
020 7269 1900


Cremation Society of Great Britain
Information on all aspects of cremation
01622 688292

Institute of Civil Funerals
Professional Association for Civil Funeral Celebrants
01480 861411


National Association of Funeral Directors
For help and advice on arranging a funeral, using the NAFD's funeral services and help finding a suitable funeral director for you.
0121 711 1343


The Natural Death Centre
We provide information on all types of funeral choices, but are especially known for advice & support on family-organised, environmentally-friendly funerals, and Natural Burial Grounds.
01962 712 690


The Woodland Trust
Leading woodland conservation charity and green memorials
01476 581111


Government Organisations

Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers
03444 111 444

Gulf Veterans Association
The Gulf Veterans Association website provides information for veterans and families of veterans that served during the Gulf War in both 1991 and 2003