When Someone Dies

What Do I Do When Someone Dies?

Making decisions following the loss of a loved one is always challenging especially if we're in a state of shock. The paperwork and documentation involved surrounding a death may seem like a daunting task.

We have provided some information below which we hope you find helpful but please remember we are only a phone call away! We are available 24/7 365 days to provide advice and support throughout the process.

Who Should You Contact?

If someone has died at home contact the medical services - either ambulance service or the deceased's GP. They will need to confirm the death and make sure the appropriate Death Certification is issued.

If the person has died in hospital, the medical staff will certify the death and tell you where and when to collect the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death

Please contact Silletts Funeral Service as soon as possible. We will help to guide you through this process.

If a death occurs abroad or the funeral is to take place in another country - Our family have for many years assisted in repatriation to and from the UK.

  • We have full knowledge of all consulates both here and abroad.
  • We have contacts with all airlines and can assist at this time without delay.
  • We are able to give definite costs of repatriation quickly and easily.

If a death is sudden, or the result of an accident then the local Coroner will become involved. This will mean a delay before we can make definite funeral arrangements. However, when you are ready make contact as soon as possible so we can guide and assist you at this time.

Local Registrar Offices

Bury 0161 253 6026

Bury Council, Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0SW

Bolton 01204 331 185

Bolton Council, The Town Hall, Victoria Square, Bolton BL1 1RU

Manchester Registrars 0161 234 5005

Heron House, 47 Lloyd Street, Manchester, M2 5LE

Salford Registrars 0161 793 2500

The Register Office, Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5DA

Oldham Registrars 0161 770 8960

Chadderton Town Hall, Middleton Road, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 6PP



Tell Us Once

When you attend the Registrar's Office they will offer a service called 'Tell Us Once'This is a service offered by the registrar to inform all government bodies of a death, please note this does not extend to private arrangements such as bank accounts etc.

The Registrar Will Need

  • The deceased's National Insurance number, usually available off any state pension information or some bank statements.
  • The deceased's passport if applicable.
  • The deceased's driving licence if applicable
  • Blue badge/bus pass if applicable
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Please contact us if you have any questions.