Funeral Advice From Experts

Our helpful guides, checklists and funeral advice from our experts can help reassure your questions, concerns or struggles, no matter what part of the funeral process you are in.

Funeral Advice From Experts

Our helpful guides, checklists and funeral advice from our experts can help reassure your questions, concerns or struggles, no matter what part of the funeral process you are in.
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You could be trawling the internet for a long time for funeral advice - here you can search by category or for the topic you want to know more about, such as the pros and cons of prepaid funeral plans or even the average funeral cost. We have guides that can be downloaded and read or checklists that you can print off and use - it's all practical funeral advice that cuts through the jargon.

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Stress Awareness Month: Understanding Stress in Grief

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4 Reasons To Think About Having An Unattended Funeral

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Who Is An Unattended Cremation Right For?

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What Is A Crematorium?

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Everything You Need To Know About Our Over 50 Funeral Plan

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What will happen to the funeral industry once it's regulated?

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How to plan a funeral on a budget

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5 reasons why should you take out a funeral plan

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Do You Need A Death Certificate To Arrange A Funeral?

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Coping With Grief On Mother’s Day

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Are prepaid funerals safe?

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Can I Take Out A Funeral Plan For Someone Else?

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Coping with grief on Valentine’s Day

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What is a garden of remembrance at a crematorium?

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Holding a delayed funeral

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No-fuss funerals are rising in popularity

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No Funeral, Just Cremation

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How To Deal With Grief and Loss

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How is a body prepared for cremation?

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Funeral plans for over 50s

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What is cremation and is it right for me?

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Livestream funeral services

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New Year's Resolution: plan your own funeral

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Funeral plans vs funeral insurance

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What happens when someone dies in a hospital

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Scattering ashes - Everything you need to know

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Making it through the holidays after a death

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How to arrange a DIY cremation

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What happens when someone dies in a care home

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Can I get help with funeral costs?

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What happens when someone dies at home

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How long after death is a cremation?

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How to discuss your funeral plans with your family

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How to choose the right prepaid funeral plan provider

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An introduction to non-religious funerals

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Funeral payment plans explained

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Seven funeral & celebration of life Ideas

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A brief history of cremations in the UK

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Five alternative funeral ideas

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A simple guide to arranging a memorial service

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How do funeral plans work?

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Direct cremation or burial? Pros and cons to consider

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How long does cremation take?

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Can I Have a Cremation Without a Funeral?

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Burying or scattering? - What to do with cremation ashes

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What happens at a cremation?

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Prepaid funeral plans: pros and cons

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Seven Things to tick off your bucket list

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Four celebrities who chose simple funerals

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Go wild celebrating your life

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That's Me! - Our new TV advert from Distinct Cremations

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5 reasons to plan your own funeral

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Coping with special occasions when someone has died

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Understanding the 5 stages of grief

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A simple guide to funeral planning

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How to arrange a funeral

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How to help someone with grief

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How to register a death

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How to keep funeral costs down

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A simple guide to attending a funeral

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The choice is entirely yours. It's not uncommon for people to divide the ashes of the deceased between their loved ones, so that everyone can have a reminder of them.

A wake is a social gathering that takes place either before or after a funeral.

If you’ve lost your plan documents, all you need to do is get back in touch with us and we can arrange for replacements to be sent out to you.

There can occasionally be restrictions on scattering ashes in certain locations. If you’ve got a specific location in mind, it’s best to speak to someone associated with that destination before making your decision.

Funeral plans are prepaid service agreements where the money required is typically invested in a secure Trust Fund until the time it’s needed. A funeral plan guarantees to cover the services that were listed at the time the plan was taken out. With a funeral plan there’s no need for any medicals assessments or health and lifestyle questionnaires.

Life insurance is a type of insurance that pays out an agreed cash sum should you pass away while the policy is in force. A life policy will pay an agreed amount which could be used to help pay for a funeral or clear outstanding debts but does not guarantee to cover any specific costs.

Learn more about Funeral Plans and Life Insurance in our detailed guide.

If you’re on certain benefits, you may be eligible to receive help from the government towards funeral costs.

On average it takes around two hours to cremate a body, but it can sometimes be longer or shorter in certain circumstances.