Dealing with a loss can be hard for us all

It may be especially hard to explain to a person with a learning disability that a friend or family member has passed away.

Everyone's level of understanding can be different but if you're concerned about how to explain a death to someone with a learning disability here are some simple online resources which you may find helpful.

The following guides have been created by the HSC Bereavement Network, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, NHS Wales and Change. 

Celebrate their life

Share memories and celebrate the life of your loved one with family and friends by setting up a Tribute Fund.

A Tribute Fund is an online tribute page that you can create and personalise in memory of the loved one you have lost. It’s a special way to remember them and can be filled with memories for years to come.

Find out more

Other ways to get the support you need

Contact the Learning Disability Helpline, our advice and support line, for guidance and information about what support we can offer you at this difficult time.

Or why not take a look at our online community? This is a place for parents, family and carers of people with a learning disability to share experiences, advice and support.

Contact the helpline Go to the online community

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