Arranging a funeral

If you are having to organise a funeral and need some advice you can find lots of helpful contacts, lists and information here.
If you are having to organise a funeral and need some advice you can find lots of helpful contacts, lists and information here.
Speak to Personal Advisor

Search our articles

Search our articles and lists to find what you need quickly and easily.

View other advice topics

Bereavement Support
Visit
Planning Ahead
Visit
Attending a Funeral
Visit

Livestream funeral services

When arranging a funeral,...
Read full article

How to arrange a DIY cremation

Although the majority of funerals held in the UK are arranged through funeral directors,...
Read full article

What happens when someone dies in a care home

When someone dies in a care home, it’s slightly different to **[a...
Read full article

What happens when someone dies at home

Unlike when a death occurs in a care home or a hospital, you’ll likely not...
Read full article

How long after death is a cremation?

When a family member or close friend passes away, you’ll likely have plenty...
Read full article

A simple guide to arranging a memorial service

What’s the most appropriate way to celebrate the life of a loved one? Of course,...
Read full article

Can I Have a Cremation Without a Funeral?

Although a funeral service traditionally precedes a cremation, no-funeral cremations...
Read full article

A simple guide to direct cremations

While traditional funerals are still the right choice for some, more and more people...
Read full article

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

If you need to organise a funeral call our freephone number to speak with our Personal Advisors who are here to answer your questions 24/7.

If you have a question or would like to take out a funeral plan call us now.

Call us on
01543 211997

About Us

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.

Find Out More

Contact Us

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.

Find Out More

Frequently asked questions

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 15 and 45 minutes, depending on the type of service chosen. For an unattended cremation there’s no service held before the cremation takes place.

A cremation is a type of funeral where the body of the deceased is burned and turned into ashes rather than buried.

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.

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 [DIY funerals](/arrange-a-funeral].

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

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