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Dying Matters Week is here

Dying Matters Week runs 14-20 May with the theme #WhatCanYouDo? Hundreds of events will be taking place across the country, helping to open conversations about dying, death and bereavement. Check out the map for details of what’s on in...

Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave Bill

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

Today MPs are debating the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill. Introduced by Kevin Hollinrake MP following campaigns from bereaved parent Lucy Herd and many others, the Bill would give employed parents the right to two weeks’ statutory paid...

Major new survey on suicide bereavement

The Support after Suicide Partnership and the University of Manchester have opened a new survey into the experiences of people bereaved and affected by suicide. Within three weeks of the survey’s launch, over 1,000 people have already taken part....

Death, Dying and Devolution

This policy brief reviews policy areas associated with death, dying and bereavement within the context of devolution. It focuses on the national and regional delegation of power, resources and authority across the UK and the implications of this for those...

Returning to work consultation

Returning to work after time out for caring

This government consultation wants to know more about the experiences of people who want to return to work, employers’ experiences of recruiting these people and other evidence on the barriers that they face and the support available to them....

Social Fund’s Funeral Expenses Payment Scheme Reforms

This consultation presents proposed reforms to the Funeral Expenses Payments scheme, and asks for feedback on the changes. The package of reforms is largely focused on clarifying issues around eligibility and making the process for claiming Funeral Expenses Payments...

Changes to Bereavement Payments

The scheme of payments for bereaved spouses and civil partners changed on 6 April 2017. For the first time, widowed people under 45 without children will receive support. However, the majority of those with children will be worse off,...