Sources of support

You may feel that you would like more than just practical advice, and that you would like to talk with someone sympathetic who is outside your family or with other people who have been through a similar experience.

Age Concern

Age Concern is a national organisation for older people.

Age Concern England, Astral House, 1268 London Road, London SW16 4ER
Telephone 020 8765 7200 Email Website

The British Association of Cancer United Patients (Cancer BACKUP)

Cancer BACKUP provides a Cancer Information Service which provides information, practical advice and emotional support to patients, their families and friends, including those bereaved by the illness.

Cancer BACKUP, 3 Bath Place, Rivington Street, London EC2A 3JR
Freephone 0808 800 1234 Councelling 0141 553 1553 Website


Cancerlink offers emotional support and information to people with cancer, their families, friends and professionals working with them.

Cancerlink, 11-21 Northdown Street, London N1 9BN
Telephone: 0808 808 0000 Email

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is an organisation offering support and friendship to bereaved parents and their families.

The Compassionate Friends, 53 North Street, Bristol BS3 1EN
Helpline 0117 953 0630 Email Website

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care has 180 branches and nearly 7,000 volunteers nationwide. They provide emotional support, counselling and information to anyone bereaved by death.

Cruse Bereavement Care, 126 Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1UR
Telephone 020 8940 4818 Bereavement Line 0845 758 55 65

The National Association of Bereavement Services

The NABS gives support and information to bereaved people. Their National Directory of Bereavement and Loss service can direct people to their nearest appropriate source of support.

NABS, 20 Norton Folgate, London E1 6DB
Telephone 020 7709 9090

The National Association of Widows

The National Association of Widows offers information and support through local branches.

38 Queens Road, Coventry CV1 3ER
Telephone 024 7663 4848

Probate Helpline

The Probate Helpline can offer advice on Probate and Inheritance Tax matters.

IR Capital Taxes, Ferrers House, PO BOX 38, Castle Medow Road, Nottingham NG2 1BB
Telephone 0845 30 20 900 Website

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