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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Making your end of life decisions will help loved ones carry out your wishes

Plan for end of life


What to do when someone dies

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When you’re grieving you may need support with what needs to be done

Practicalities of death


Coping with grief and loss

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Coping with the loss of someone you love is one of life’s biggest challenges

Support with grief


What to do when a beneficiary of the Trust dies

When a beneficiary dies there may be additional things to consider

See The Trust’s guide



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

Plan care for your pet

Talk Together Service


Beneficiary volunteers can offer a listening ear at this difficult time

Find out more

Cruse Bereavement Care

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Find support, advice and information when someone dies

Visit Cruse website

Sue Ryder Better Death Guide

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

Visit Sue Ryder website