This very real concern came to light when a reader called the HEART office to highlight the large number of single occupant households in the UK.

She referred to a front page article in The Sunday Times magazine in 2007: “BY 2021 A THIRD OF US WILL LIVE ALONE – HOW MANY WILL DIE ALONE TOO?”

For those without family to make arrangements, she has recommended preparing four envelopes:

  1. WILL/Executor-Informant
  2. FUNERAL/ Pre-paid/Other
  3. REGISTRAR documents
  4. GP details/other

If you would like further details, please send a stamped, self-addressed DL or A5 envelope to the HEART Publications office, and we will send you an information page prepared by this reader. If you wish, we can pass your phone number to her. She is not online.

November 2016


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