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Our Bereavement Services team can offer information and guidance to support you to prepare your own funeral wishes or plan the funeral of a loved one.

If you would like to speak with a member of the Bereavement Services team to discuss funeral arrangements privately, you can:

Your funeral wishes

To help you make decisions about your funeral, we have produced a 'Please consider my wishes for my funeral' leaflet. This gives you the opportunity to make your own choices and ensures your friends and family are prepared.

If you would like a copy of the document and other supporting leaflets email


Help with funeral expenses 

You may be eligible for a Funeral Expenses Payment if you get certain benefits and need help to pay for a funeral you're arranging.

Check if you are eligible on the government website

A Funeral Expenses Payment can help pay for some of the costs of the following:

  • burial fees for a particular plot
  • cremation fees, including the cost of the doctor's certificate
  • travel to arrange or go to the funeral
  • the cost of moving the body within the UK, if it's being moved more than 50 miles
  • death certificates or other documents

Find out more information and how to make a claim