Bereavement Support

Find information about the bereavement support services and resources available to you. We can also provide guidance on organising a funeral.

The Coroner of Leicester City and South Leicestershire takes no responsibility for the contents of or advice offered on the sites listed below.

The information has been put into groups for your convenience. Click on the relevant heading to go straight to the group you need.

  • Bereavement Register - The Bereavement Register is a service which aims to reduce the amount of direct mail sent to those who have died by enabling companies to remove details from their lists.
  • Brake, the road safety charity - A road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads.
  • Child Bereavement UK - Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
  • Coroners' Court Support Service – A registered charity whose volunteers give emotional and practical support to families and other witnesses attending Inquests at the following Coroner's Courts.
  • Cruse Bereavement Care – Provides support after a death of someone close.

Charnwood & NW Leics: 01530 510909
Leicester Branch: 0116 2884119
Melton and Rutland: 01664 500802

Hub of Hope Android app

Hub of Hope iOS app

  • If U Care Share - A charity promoting emotional wellbeing in young people & supporting families affected by suicide.
  • INQUEST – A charity, independent of government, providing free advice to people bereaved by a death in custody and detention.
  • Mesothelioma Help Now - A source of support for those affected by Mesothelioma.
  • National Homicide Service - A leaflet produced by Victim Support for those bereaved through murder or manslaughter.
  • Papyrus - A national charity for the prevention of young suicide.
  • Roadpeace - A national charity for road crash victims.
  • Samaritans - Samaritans provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Leicester Offices
1a Elmfield Avenue,

If it is too difficult to talk then email the Samaritans.

Organising a Funeral

It is very important that you do not confirm a date for the funeral or repatriation flight until the Coroner has completed her investigations.

Advice on how to deal with organising a funeral can be obtained from your local Citizens Advice Bureau, Minister of Religion or Religious Leader. We also have some advice on our Funeral Arrangements page.

To locate a Funeral Director in the Leicestershire Area

Should you wish to locate a funeral director in the Leicestershire Area there is a website which you can contact called SAIF and the NAFD.

Muslim Burial Council of Leicestershire

394 East Park Road,

Leicester, LE5 5HH

Tel: 0116 2730141 or 07803 240492