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Guides about death and dying

Our guides about death and dying cover planning ahead, as well as both the practical and emotional side of a bereavement. 

You can download the guides from this page, or call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 678 1602 to have them sent to your home for free. 

When someone dies

When someone dies there are things that have to be done. This guides talks you through the practical things that need doing.


The death of someone close to us can be one of the hardest things we ever have to deal with. This guide looks at how to emotionally cope with it.

Thinking about end of life

Thinking about the end of life can be difficult. This guide can help you consider all your options, plan ahead and start getting your affairs in order.

Useful contacts

It can be difficult to know where to turn when you need help. Our Useful contacts guide brings together the details of trusted organisations that can help you, now or in the future.

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Last updated: Sep 05 2023

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