Practical & Financial Support   (please click the logos for website links)


Bereavement Office RCHT

01872 252713



Citizens Advice

During the coronavirus outbreak all our offices are closed for face-to-face advice but you can still access our services.
Text ADVICE to 78866 or for debt issues text DEBT to 78866.

We’ll call you back within 48 hours (excluding weekends).
Call us on 03444-111444 Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 4pm.
You can find the latest up-to-date information on a wide range of subjects such as debt, benefits, income, housing, rent and employment at www.citizensadvice.org.uk




Coroners Office

Opening hours
The Coroner’s office is open:
• Monday to Thursday - 7:30am to 3:30pm • Friday - 7:30am to 3:00pm

The office is closed for lunch between 12:30pm – 1:00pm each day.

Contact details

• GP Reporting line: 01872 227191

• Next of Kin Enquiry Line: 01872 227190

• Out of office hours: Devon and Cornwall Constabulary on 101

Email: CORNWALLCORONERSOFFICERS@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk




Hospital Chaplaincy Team

Chaplains are the specialist spiritual care providers. Our Spiritual & Pastoral Care Team visit wards regularly and Chaplains are also available on call and can be reached on 01872 252883 or through the switchboard on 01872 250000 out of hours.


The Chaplains work closely with all faith communies, so if you would like us to contact your own priest, minister or faith community leader, we can do that for you.




Child Funeral Charity (CFC)

Tel: 01480 276088

E: enquiries@childfuneralcharity.org.uk

We assist families financially in England and Wales who have to arrange a funeral for a baby or child aged 16 or under. Whilst many funeral directors, the clergy and most celebrants do not charge fees, there are other funeral related expenses that bereaved parents struggle to find. Financial support is available from us to help with such funeral costs, together with practical advice and guidance.



Quaker Social Action 


Tel: 020 8983 5030
Funeral advice and support with funeral costs



registration office  

Register Office 

0300 1234 181

When someone dies, you need to register the death, notify government departments and council services and obtain various certificates.

Making an appointment
Due to the current situation we are no longer undertaking face to face appointments in our offices.  Instead you can register a death over the telephone,

Please use their online form to request a telephone appointment or telephone the Customer Services Team on 0300 1234 181 between the hours of 8:30am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday




Financial support following bereavement

Appears to be online support only at present



atlantic rest  

Atlantic Rest Natural Burial


'Leaving a positive living memorial for future generations and creating a beautiful woodland habitat'

Providing interment for full burial or ashes.

01288 381 836




Enable Law

Enable Law are expert Solicitors specialising in supporting families/individuals with legal issues after bereavement - particularly Inquests, legal claims for financial support after accidental or unexpected death.

Free initial advice/support with signposting/legal triage and guidance to individuals or professionals.

Willing to provide bespoke training on legal issues to groups.

Contact Mike Bird (Partner, Solicitor, Penhaligon's Friends Trustee)


Enable Law, High Water House, Malpas Road, Truro TR1 1QH


email Mike.bird@enablelaw.com

phone: 03303 116900

Also consider  


Adult Social Care -  0300 1234 131

Independent Celebrants 



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