I’m looking for some simple information on first steps after a bereavement for my sister who has been widowed. Can you recommend an appropriate resource?
Bereavement can be overwhelming and your sister may be going through many different emotions. The Citizens Information Board (CIB) has published a booklet that may be of help to your sister at this difficult time.
Bereavement — A practical guide (pdf) answers questions she may have about accessing money, getting help with funeral expenses, dealing with her loved one’s estate, and other practical issues she may be worried about. It has information on dealing with the loss of a loved one during Covid-19, as well as contact details for a range of support services available to those who have been bereaved.
You can get the guide online at citizensinformation board.ie. You can also get a printed copy from your local Citizens Information Centre.