How do funeral directors cope, when we loose someone?

Funeral directors need to be able to distance ourselves from your emotions. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be able to help and support you while you grieve and make arrangements for your loved ones funeral.    So how do we cope when our loved ones pass away?  We grieve just as you do, our emotions range…

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Can I get help with funeral costs?

DWP claims People claiming benefits may be entitled to help from the DWP. The Gov.uk website Funeral Expenses Payment has helpful information. Depending on your current circumstances you could receive help in paying for costs of the doctor’s certificate of death, cremation fees and up to £700 for any funeral expenses including funeral directors’ fees and coffin transportation.…

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Questions we are often asked

Do I need to use a Funeral Director in my area? The simple answer is no, you can use any Funeral Director of your choice not just one local to your area, we cover all areas. Independent Funeral Directors are often more competitive than larger or corporate companies. If you feel unhappy with the Funeral…

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Can talking to children about death help?

Talking to a child about death can be difficult, you might be worried about what to say, how much they will understand or how they will react. It is important to honest and open when answering questions, they may ask. What children imagine can be far worse. Adults often want to protect young people by…

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How to choose a funeral poem?

Choosing a funeral poem to honour and pay tribute to your loved one can be especially challenging. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start, you can ask your Funeral Director, Celebrant or Minister for advise. Funeral poems don’t have to be sad. Consider an uplifting poem or adding…

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How to choose a funeral director that is right for you

Choosing a funeral director. Choosing a funeral director that is right for you is so important. You will be working closely with this person and you must feel able to discuss your thoughts and needs with them. A good funeral director will be someone you’re happy to have attending the funeral with you. They should…

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How do I arrange a funeral?

How do I arrange a funeral?

Firstly, you will need to appoint a funeral director, who will guide you or your family through the stages of arranging a funeral.   What are my choices? The most common types of funeral are burials, cremations and direct cremation Prices can vary greatly between different options. A burial is generally the most expensive send-off, and…

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Talking to your loved ones about their wishes

Talking to your loved about their wishes

Talking about death to a loved one you care about is not easy. But when we don’t have honest conversations about  it, we have little or no idea of their wishes. There are a number of reasons why we find talking about dying difficult. It could be fear of saying the wrong thing, or of…

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When someone you love dies – the healing process

Grief is a normal response to loss, and it is something we all must work through

Coping with life after the death of someone you love can be hard. This information guide will explain some of the feelings you may have and suggest ways of how to help deal with them. Grief Grief is a normal response to loss, and it is something we all must work through.  It may bring…

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