After a death, knowing what steps you'll need to take, and the order in which to take them, can feel daunting.
But, here at Distinct Cremations, we’ll help and support you through every step from the death of your loved one to the day of the funeral, and we are available 24/7 to lend you a helping a hand - just give us a call anytime on 01543 211997, no matter how big or small your question.
To help break the process down of what to do when someone dies, we've put together a step by step guide, timeline and checklist below.
We are open 24/7 and will make all the arrangements from taking the deceased into our care to completing all the paperwork. Our customer service specialists will liaise with you to make arrangements for the cremation and keep you updated.
As opposed to those who die in a hospital or care home, at home you won't have anyone to guide you through the process. That’s why it’s important to know what you’ll need to do before that happens.
When someone dies in a care home, it’s slightly different to a home death but the steps you’ll need to take are mostly the same.
When a loved one dies in a hospital, you’ll likely be made aware that death is imminent and be able to prepare for it although it doesn’t take away the impact of the loss. Here's what you need to do when someone dies in hospital.
Here at Distinct Cremations, we have created a free checklist for you to download which lets you know what you need to do when someone dies.
Arranging a funeral with Distinct is straightforward and our customer service specialists are available 24/7 for any of your questions.
When you are ready, you can call us any time of the day, 365 days a year, and we will collect your loved one from the place of death, bringing them into our care.
Whilst your loved one is cared for in our high quality mortuary facilities, our customer service specialists will contact you to book the cremation and complete all the paperwork.
We will tell you the cremation date, if you wish to know. Your loved one's can then be scattered in our garden of remembrance or returned to you at no extra cost.
The average cost of a funeral in the UK is now £3,953^^. Our funeral plans start from as little as £1,595 or from just £995 if you need to arrange a funeral today or in the very near future.
Different people can register a death including a relative, a friend, an official from the hospital where the death occurred, the owner or staff in a care home or someone who was present at the death.