Advising others

Helping you understand Tell Us Once 

Registering a death can be a difficult and complicated process, but Taunton Funeral Service is committed to providing easy to understand advice and support throughout the process of making funeral arrangements. Our family run, independent team will help you navigate services such as obituary notices, the government Tell Us Once service, and even contacting relevant organisations for bereavement counselling. 

Telling others about the death

Although you may wish to inform family and close friends of the death personally, an obituary notice in the local newspaper or newsletter can ensure that all those who knew your loved one are aware of their passing. Our experience providing compassionate and personal funeral services throughout Taunton and Wiveliscombe means we are able to help draft a sensitive and appropriately worded obituary for publication. 

What is Tell Us Once?

Tell Us Once is the government service designed to minimise the emotional distress of the family and friends of the loved one. In a single phone call, different government bodies and organisations will be informed of the death, making it less complicated to report a death. Taunton Funeral Service will be at hand to offer advice and information about this service.

Informing other organisations and bereavement counselling

Although Tell Us Once covers most government organisations, there are some services and companies that will need to be informed individually of the death, such as banks, utility companies, insurance companies, GPs, opticians, employers, trade unions, pension scheme providers, and social services if your loved one was receiving community care services. You may also wish to contact a bereavement counselling service to help you through this difficult time. Throughout this process, Taunton Funeral Service will be at hand to offer tailored advice and support.