Death And Dying

Although it's a difficult topic to think about, planning for a death will help to ensure that someone's wishes are carried out, and that the burden of making decisions about what happens afterwards is taken away.

It's also helpful to know what the practicalities of registering a death are.

The Thalidomide Trust is here to support beneficiaries through difficult times, such as the loss of a loved one. We'll guide you to the right help and support for you.

Planning for end of life


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What to do when someone dies


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Coping with grief and loss


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What to do when a beneficiary of the Trust dies



Additional Information


Who Will Look After Your Pet?


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Find out how to make sure your pet is cared for when you’re not there

Talk Together Service



Beneficiary volunteers can offer a listening ear at this difficult time

Cruse Bereavement Care

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Find support, advice and information when someone dies

Sue Ryder Better Death Guide


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Download this practical guide from the Sue Ryder charity for help and advice