Forsey and Son Independent Funeral Directors in Somerset

Useful Information

Citizens Advice Bureau

The CAB is a very useful resource for anything relating to the death process and also specific guidance relating to sorting the financial affairs of someone who has died.

The Lullaby Trust

Safer sleep for babies, Support for families. The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.


Saving babies’ lives. Supporting bereaved families. SANDS works to support anyone affected by pregnancy loss or the death of a baby. They also carry out vital work to improve maternity safety through targeted research, campaigning for change, working with government and reducing inequalities in healthcare to save babies’ lives.

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is a charity that helps children, teenagers and young adults (up to the age of 25) find their feet when their worlds are turned upside down by grief.

Somerset Suicide Bereavement

Bereavement by suicide is usually shocking and unexpected. This can increase the level of distress and trauma experienced by the bereaved. The grieving process is often more challenging to navigate than other types of bereavement. Mind in Somerset are a specialised project to help you and your loved ones through this difficult time.

Funeral Expense Payment

The UK Government may be able to assist you with the cost of your loved one’s funeral. You could get a Funeral Expenses Payment (also called a Funeral Payment) if you receive certain benefits and need help to pay for a funeral you’re arranging.

Life Ledger

A service which contacts all the companies connected with the deceased from a single point, saving hours of time and removing the need to have the same difficult conversation over and over again. You can use Life Ledger to inform over 1,000 UK companies, ranging from banks, insurers and pension providers to gas, water, telecoms and social media.

STEPS Bereavement Group

A bereavement support group led and run by its founder Bruno Reina and presented by us. Whilst not a counselling service, it is a wonderful opportunity for you to come along and be with others who have also been bereaved. You can chat over a cup of tea or coffe and a piece of cake and realise that you are not alone at this time.

Macmillan Cancer Support

If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support are here to help. Find out how they can support you and get information about different cancer types.

Cruse Bereavement Support

Cruse help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.