Why we should all be talking about death
Death isn’t something we often like to talk about. But it impacts everyone – emotionally, practically and financially – so it’s a topic that we all should all take more time to think about. For some, this year’s coronavirus pandemic may have prompted these thoughts already and now, more than ever, it’s important we talk.
On this episode, Andrea Fox is joined by two special guests, TV presenter and published author Jeff Brazier and photographer and filmmaker Rankin, to have an open conversation about death and how we can all feel more comfortable discussing it.
How can you find more information?
Royal London recommends you seek professional independent financial advice before making financial decisions. You can learn more about the value of financial advice on our website, or visit Unbiased to find a trusted professional in your area.
Listen to our podcast on ‘Why planning for death is so important’, released in February 2020, for more information on financially preparing for death. You can also find lots of helpful guidance and support on the following sites:
Making a will
Will Aid: www.willaid.org.uk Royal London: www.royallondon.com/articles-guides/your-money/making-a-will
Planning a funeral
Money Advice Service: www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/help-paying-for-a-funeral Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/death-and-wills/funeral-services/arranging-a-funeral Royal London: www.royallondon.com/articles-guides/learn/bereavement/what-to-do-when-someone-dies/paying-for-a-funeral
Power of attorney
GOV.UK: www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney Royal London: www.royallondon.com/articles-guides/your-money/power-of-attorney
End of life care
Bereavement support and benefits
Cruse Bereavement Care: www.cruse.org.uk Mind: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/bereavement Age UK: www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/benefits-entitlements/bereavement-benefits
When someone dies
Money Advice Service: www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/when-someone-dies Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/death-and-wills/what-to-do-after-a-death Royal London: www.royallondon.com/articles-guides/your-money/when-someone-dies
This podcast was recorded in September 2020 during the coronavirus outbreak. For the latest information on financial support and benefits, visit gov.uk/coronavirus.
Please note that all topics discussed in this episode can vary depending on your personal circumstances. Any figures quoted were accurate at the time of recording.