Distinct Cremations is a specialist provider of direct cremation services and prepaid funeral plans. Since 2021, when our business was set up, we have helped to meet the rising demand for simple, low-cost funerals.
Our parent company, Westerleigh Group, is one of the UK's largest independent cremation providers fulfilling over 60,000 cremations every year from 40 crematoriums across the UK.
Being part of Westerleigh Group allows us to draw on the expertise of an experienced and compassionate team who are dedicated to caring for the deceased.
We’ll take care of everything, so your family don’t need to - from collection to the paperwork and right through to cremation
We have the Distinct advantage of only investing in the best funeral and mortuary care at our state of the art facilities
Our highly experienced, attentive customer service specialists are here for you & your family 24/7. We’re here whenever you need us
No matter where you live in the UK mainland, our specialist direct cremations are available for the same price
We focus solely on direct cremations across mainland England, Wales and Scotland, offering the highest quality nationwide for the best price
Below are a selection of reviews from those who have arranged a funeral or purchased a funeral plan through Distinct Cremations.
"I can't recommend Distinct Cremations enough. I felt like my hand was held throughout the entire process. A wonderful team. Look no further than Distinct Cremations, first class! Credit to Grace J and colleagues. Thank you."
"When you receive news of a loved family member in time of need or passing, the worries of many things arise. Consider contacting Distinct Cremations. My personal experience has been positive, in that their professional support had helped to provide a dignified service & cremation for the family to attend. They explained clearly what was available & when it would be able at the time of contact & positive communication throughout. They were recommended I've chosen to say thank you."
"Great service and easy to fill in forms. Everything you need to take care of my unattended funeral leaving the family to celebrate my life with everything taken care of by Distinct Cremations."
"The help and support I received was phenomenal. In both cases, my friends were fetched from where they were and it was all sorted by Distinct Cremations personnel themselves. I can only say that I have just paid for my own cremation too and feel very relieved that it would make things so much easier for my children that live all over the world. I can really recommend making a timely decision about what happens after you die. This will bring immense peace of mind to yourself and your loved ones that stay behind."
"This was our first experience of using a direct cremation service and we weren't sure what to expect. We were guided through the process by our own personal assistant who explained our options. Once we had made a decision on the type of service we wanted she advised us what we needed to do at every step of the way. She kept in regular contact to make sure we were happy and to answer any questions we had. The end-to-end service was very efficient and clearly explained by sensitive staff who were always available to answer any questions. We would highly recommend Distinct Cremations."
“We were very impressed with the service provided by Distinct Cremations from start to finish. All the people who dealt with Dad's cremation were kind and compassionate, particularly Alice who took our initial call, and Stephen who handled things from then on. They kept us informed about developments every step of the way and made us feel welcome to ask if ever we had any queries. The whole process was carried out in a professional yet sympathetic way. Would definitely recommend these people if you are considering a direct cremation for your loved one.”
“Exceptional service, everything was taken care of by kind and considerate staff making a very difficult time easier to bear by removing the stress of organising and planning a funeral. We can now plan how to celebrate my father's life together as a family and at a time of our choosing. Everything was taken care of with the staff involved keeping me informed at every stage, they made me feel that Dad was being cared for.”
If you need to organise a funeral today please call us 24/7 and we can make all the arrangements. If you have a question about a funeral plan call or message us we will talk through the best options.
Read and download useful guides and articles that will help you make the right decision about taking a funeral plan out or organising a funeral.
In the unlikely event that Distinct Cremations stops trading, we are required to work closely with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to transfer your plan to another funeral plan provider or arrange compensation.
The Westerleigh Group are the parent company of Distinct Cremations. Together, we are the UK’s largest independent cremation provider. The Westerleigh Group have owned and managed a network of private crematoria within the UK for over 30 years.
No - We can’t send ashes overseas directly, however we can help you to make the arrangements to do so yourself.
Many of our crematoria allow the attendance of pets by prior arrangement. Let your Customer Service Specialists know about your plans and they can make all of the arrangements for you.
Yes, single payments and instalments up to 12 months are held in a secure Trust which is managed by independent trustees. For 5 & 10 year instalment plans we purchase a “whole of life” policy from Scottish Friendly - an authorised and regulated insurance provider. The proceeds of that policy will be used to pay for your chosen cremation at the time of need.
A direct cremation is a simple fuss-free cremation without the costs, and stress, associated with arranging a traditional funeral. For many, a direct cremation allows them to separate the cremation from the celebration of the deceased’s life, allowing them a dignified opportunity to say goodbye in a way that better suits them.
To make things even easier, all of the arrangements are made directly with us.