Everything you need to know

The death of a family member or friend can be a very distressing and emotional time. We understand that it can be hard knowing quite what to do next, that it’s difficult thinking about administrative procedures and paperwork. So we have prepared an easy, step by step guide for you to follow which includes all the contacts and details you will need.

First Steps
First Steps
Different actions need to be taken depending on whether death occurs at home, in a care home/hospice, in the hospital or in a pubic location such as a Hotel. Here we guide you through the different scenarios explaining what you need to think about and who you need to contact.
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When to call the Funeral Director
When to call the Funeral Director
It’s always good to be prepared. Here we give some advice on when to start making preparations with your Funeral Director.
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Registering a Death
Registering a Death
You need to contact the Registrar in order to report a death. Here we provide clear information on who can do this as well as the documents and information you will need to register a death.
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“Tell us Once” Registration Service
“Tell us Once” Registration Service
This is a very useful service run by the government which saves you a lot of time and effort by informing many agencies in one go. Here we explain how the service works and how to use it.
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Useful Contacts
Useful Contacts
Here we provide a list of useful contacts such as Registrar Offices and the Coroner’s Service.
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Testimonials

Thank you all so very much​

You are a lovely bunch, you made what was a terrible time much more bearable. Best Wishes,

Dawn and Dee Ivens - April 2019

Dear Jeremy and Nathan,

We would just like to thank you for the exemplary way you conducted Bill’s funeral on September 28th at Basildon Crematorium. Every aspect was just as we hoped it would be. You were always understanding and re-assuring.

Thank you

Jean, Carl and Donna - November 2018

To Nathan and all at Penrose, I just wanted to thank you for the sensitivity, care and respect you showed my Grannie yesterday. She looked amazing and I’m sure you caught a glimpse of her incredible 100 years as my dad spoke at the grave-side. You don’t have an easy job but I hope you know how grateful people are that you do it so well.

Your manner and conduct was gentle, considerate and supportive, thank you for all you did to make yesterday so special. You have been given the gifting and attitude needed to help bring peace and blessing during difficult circumstances. May you know God’s peace and blessing as you continue to serve others in this way, Thank you

Cally (Winnie’s Granddaughter) - Oct 2016

Nathan and Jeremy, Thank you so much for waiting for me tonight, I really appreciate it. I’m so pleased I got there to see mum, she looks lovely and looks like she’s just having a lovely sleep. I love that she is holding all the photos and roses close to her, that is a lovely touch, thank you. I will most definitely be recommending your services.

Maggie - July 2017

Dear All

A few words of thanks to all who helped me with the loss of my husband. He had a wonderful send-off thanks to you and the Royal Artillery Association. I was very grateful for all the help and respect given to myself and to his daughter. Thank you all once again

Mrs S Ascroft - September 2018

Dear Nathan and Jeremy, Thank you so much for all your help. You are truly a great family business!

Tony, Kim and Linda - August 2017

To everyone at Penrose, Thank you for your care, compassion and dignity in what is a difficult time arranging our mother’s funeral.

Samantha Allington, Sarah Duncan and Suzannah Duncan - August 2018
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