Death is an ever-present reality for us all; very few of us will not think about this subject. Often this can mean that when we are actually faced with the death of a loved one, the understanding of what to do, and how to do it, what to feel and how to express it, is […]
Information from Leicester City Council regarding recently revised Government guidance on attendance at funerals and linked actities.
This week is Dying Matters Week. Were all encouraged to talk about Death Dying and Bereavement in the hope of breaking down this taboo and possibly living life more fully. These are my reflections form my context working with the Muslim Burial Council of Leicestershire. MBCOL operates as a registered charity giving services to all […]
Following a review of the decision to suspend our weekend service last March, I am happy to confirm that we will be resuming our weekend service from 6th March 2021. This will be on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 10am – 12pm. The same will apply to bank holidays. As is current practice, a duty registrar will […]
Dear All, You may already be aware but on Friday Public Health England issued revised guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic. I have attached a copy for ease of reference. Regards, Alan Alan Brown MICCM (Dip) Bereavement Services Manager Leicester City Council PHE-Managing-a-Funeral-Guidance-Long-1-1.pd
Bereavement Support You can access bereavement counselling through your GP or through support groups through the following link: https://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-community/births-marriages-and-deaths/funerals-burials-and-cremations/bereavement-counselling-and-advice/
Financial Assistance If the funeral applicant is entitled to benefits and requires financial assistance he or she can apply for the funeral fund. Please follow the link for more information. https://www.gov.uk/funeral-payments
The relaxing of the Leicester Lockdown means that from today (03/08/2020) we are now following the national restrictions and guidance on funerals. This means that funerals may now be attended by up to 30 people maximum, following social distancing rules. Mourners may also now be family and/or friends of the deceased. Kind regards, Alan Brown […]