Arranging a Funeral

Arranging a funeral can be a stressful task, however, it does not need to be. If you need to organise a funeral and need some advice you can find lots of helpful contacts, lists and information below.

Arranging a Funeral

Arranging a funeral can be a stressful task, however, it does not need to be. If you need to organise a funeral and need some advice you can find lots of helpful contacts, lists and information below.
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We’re Distinct Cremations and we’re part of the Westerleigh Group. Every year Westerleigh provides more than 50,000 families with high quality cremations, care and support.

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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 advise you of the best options.

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A cremation is a type of funeral where the body of the deceased is burned and turned into ashes rather than buried. Learn more about cremation and see if it is right for you.

We’ll keep the deceased dressed in the same clothes they were wearing when they entered our care unless otherwise requested. If you’ve got a specific outfit you’d like them to wear, just let us know and provide it prior to the cremation.

No – however, you can have flowers delivered ahead of time and arrange your own cars to bring you to the crematorium if you wish.

Cremation services typically last between 10 and 45 minutes, depending on the type of service chosen. For an unattended cremation there’s no service held before the cremation takes place.

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

There’s no need to use a funeral director if you don’t want to. You can arrange the details of the funeral directly with us and we’ll also help make all the arrangements. If you need help on where to start, check out our in-depth guide to arranging a funeral.

Yes – many wakes are now held after the funeral has taken place, allowing people to come together to celebrate the life of the deceased.