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Informing Others

Guidance for Notifying Others of a Loss

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Understanding “tell us once”

The first hours and days after a death are incredibly difficult and J T Byrne Funeral Directors are here to provide emotional support and to guide you through the necessary administrative procedures. Based in Thornton-Cleveleys and Fleetwood and serving the Lancashire area, we offer our decades of experience when you are navigating official documentation and registration, including the government service “tell us once”.  This service allows you to inform central and local government services of the death at one time, rather than having to write or telephone each one.

The “tell us once” government service makes it easier for the person registering the death to report it to most government organisations in one go. The registrar will give you important information regarding this service, and we at J T Byrne Funeral Directors will be at hand to assist you throughout the process if necessary.

"Tell Us Once" Service

Bereavement registration

To protect against identify fraud concerning the deceased, and to reduce the amount of unsolicited mail received, you may wish to fill in a Bereavement Registration Form. This removes the name of the deceased from mailing lists, reducing the risk of junk mail delivered in their name which may be distressing to relatives.

Bereavement register

Informing other organisations

Although “tell us once” reports the death to most government organisations, such as the Passport Office, in one simple phone call, there are other organisations that will need to be informed individually. These include social services if the deceased was receiving community care services, banks and building societies, utility companies, insurance companies, GPs or opticians, personal or occupational pension scheme providers and employers or trade unions. If you are uncertain who should be informed, J T Byrne Funeral Directors are happy to provide tailored advice and support.

Organising obituary notices

Using our decades of experience as independent funeral directors in Thornton-Cleveleys and Lancashire, J T Byrne Funeral Directors can provide guidance and assistance in organising newspaper obituaries. We will consult with you to discuss your options and recommend appropriate wording, and provide personal family notices to accompany the obituary to be presented to you as a prayer card after the funeral.

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On behalf of all the family, I would like to thank J T Byrne Funeral Directors, and particularly Angela Byrne, for their throughly professional, and attention to detail, for our Mother’s recent funeral. Angela was both sympathetic, instructive, and extremely helpful, during a very stressful time, and carried out all our instructions, and wishes, to the letter, with grace, and style. The funeral was conducted in a very respectful and friendly manner, and I would have no hesitation in recommending the company to anyone looking for a friendly, and helpful advice, in very trying time.
I was completely satisfied with everything they did for us, and on behalf of all the Acheson family, I would like to say a big Thank you.

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