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Grassby & Close Funeral Service, 4 Innes Court, Station Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1BB

Bereavement Support

Personal Support

Bereavement raises many difficult and emotional issues that may cause you concern. 

Fortunately there are many individuals and organisations outside the immediate family to offer support and comfort. 

These include Ministers of Religion and organisations which offer sympathetic support to anyone experiencing bereavement. 

We have partnered up with the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) to provide a free bereavement support service to our clients called SAIF Care.

Under SAIF Care, six free counselling sessions will be offered to members of the deceased’s family and delivered by a qualified bereavement counsellor. The sessions can take place at a location of the bereaved person’s choosing or by telephone or even online chat and email.

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There are many others that may suit more specific needs and details are available at any Citizens Advice Bureau or Department for Work and Pensions.

Tel: 0808 808 1677

Tel: 0800 169 2081


Tel: 0800 634 9494

Tel: 116 123

Registering a Bereavement
If someone you know has died, even if years ago, The Bereavement Register can help you reduce the amount of mail sent to their address, stopping promotional mailings about products and services.