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Spend Your Christmas With Crisis!

From the 25-26th at 10:00am until 5:30pm of December Crisis UK are hosting two fun filled days packed with 'Festive Cheer' and Christmas activities. Everything is completely free of charge and open to the homeless, vulnerably housed and isolated people which are 16 and over! Transport and delicious food are also provided. If you would like to find out more or arrange transport please contact the centre on 0191 222 0622, email them on, or just turn up on the days at Crisis Skylight Newcastle, 1-3 City Road, NE1 2AF. Merry Christmas to everyone!

In Times Of Bereavement

In Times Of Bereavement

If death occurs at home

  1. Telephone the doctor who will visit to confirm that death has taken place.

  2. Contact a funeral director.

  3. Arrange to collect the doctor's Medical Certificate of Death (usually from the surgery).

  4. Take this to the Registrar's office (together with the deceased's medical card and birth certificate if available) for the area in which the death took place. Alternatively you can register by declaration at any convenient Registrar's office, but certificates will not be available as these will have to be posted to you a few days later.

  5. The Registrar will normally issue a green coloured certificate for you to give to your funeral director, who will look after necessary arrangements for the funeral. The Registrar will also issue a white notification certificate for the DSS. They will also enquire as to the number of certified copies you require for dealing with the deceased's finances (a fee is payable for each copy).

If death occurs in hospital

  1. Contact a funeral director to inform him that his services are required.

  2. Collect the certificate from the hospital, then follow steps 4 - 5 as above.

Note for cremation

Your funeral director will usually liaise directly with the surgery regarding the additional certification required.

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