On this page, you will find details collated by Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors on bereavement advice, charities and Government information and guidelines on cremation, probate requirements and general information on registering a death which you may find useful. Although we primarily serve those in West Sussex via our offices in Billingshurst, Crawley, Horsham and Hurstpierpoint, much of this advice applies throughout the UK, and many of these organisations operate nationally.
Sands - Stillbirth & neonatal death charity
Winston’s Wish - the charity for bereaved children
Bereavement Advice Centre
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation are the nation’s heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research. Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer and they are leading the fight against it. Their pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
Ministry of Justice - Cremation Regulations
gov.uk - Death and Bereavement
gov.uk - Wills and Probate
NAFD - National Association of Funeral Directors
The National Association of Funeral Directors is the ‘Voice of the Profession’, with most funeral directors in the UK being members’
SAIF - The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors
The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors upholds standards for the Independent funeral sector.