Bereavement Support

What to do once the funeral is over can be a difficult period. Find information and contacts that can help and support you and your family.
What to do once the funeral is over can be a difficult period. Find information and contacts that can help and support you and your family.

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Feeling at a loss or not sure where to turn to? You can find some really useful contacts, help and support.

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Scattering ashes - Everything you need to know

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Understanding the 5 stages of grief

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How to help someone with grief

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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.

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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.

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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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Frequently asked questions

No - We can’t send ashes overseas directly, however we can help you to make the arrangements to do so yourself.

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.

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.

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].

There are lots of things you can do with the ashes. Many people scatter ashes in a place that was special to the deceased, some keep them in an urn as a keepsake and others have recently started to have ashes turned into jewellery or glass.

All of our ashes are returned in a simple urn which can be upgraded to a wooden urn for an additional cost.