Our Dignified Traditional Funeral
"A funeral is not a day in a lifetime, It's a lifetime in one day" - We strive to make this day special for you and your loved one.
We know a funeral is to be individually centred around the person who passes away. No two funeral services are the same and we ensure a funeral service provided by us is tailored to how you and your loved one desire. This information here will give you a guide on what a dignified funeral service we provide includes. No matter what choice of funeral service you decide to undertake with us, rest assure our care and compassion will not be compromised and our level of professionalism and standard of service will remain exactly the same for you, your family and your loved one in our care. The information below is a guide to our 'simple' dignified service, however, each arrangement is tailored to you and your loved ones wishes and we are here to help you along every step of the journey to ensure your loved one's service is what you require.
- Conveying your loved one in to our care from the place where they passed away (Their home, Nursing/Care Home, Hospice or Hospital)
- For advising and taking instructions in respect of the funeral and carrying out all arrangements as directed by you.
- Taking care and dressing your loved one in their own clothes chosen by you as a family or in a gown of your choice supplied by ourselves.
- Provide a York (light oak) coffin (lined with a coffin suite)
- Provide a Hearse and One Limousine (to convey 7 family and friends)
Is there something you would like, not included in the details above?
You can include any arrangement to ensure the funeral service of your loved one is a service that is personal to them and to you also. Additional arrangements may incur extra cost but we will confirm any increases with you before any arrangement is agreed.
We will always work with you as a family to provide the most dignified, personal service, so we are available to be contacted 24 hours to discuss your thoughts with us.
We will help you along each step of the way to create a fitting and personal service for your loved one.
DWP Bereavement Payments
You may be entitled to claim a bereavement support payment provided by The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and we will help you along each step of this process. There are two types of bereavements payments, these are detailed below:
(details taken from Gov.UK website)
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT PAYMENT:
You may be able to get Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) if your husband, wife or civil partner died in the last 21 months. (You must be married)
You must claim within 3 months of your partner’s death to get the full amount.
You can claim up to 21 months after their death but you’ll get fewer monthly payments.
You could be eligible if your partner either:
Paid National Insurance contributions for at least 25 weeks in one tax year
Died because of an accident at work or a disease caused by work
When they died you must have been:
Under State Pension age
Living in the UK or a country that pays bereavement benefits
What you could receive:
You’ll get a first payment and then up to 18 monthly payments. There are 2 rates.
Lower rate - Initial payment of £2,500 Monthly payment of £100
Higher rate - Initial payment of £3,500 Monthly payment of £350
If you get Child Benefit (or if you do not get it but are entitled to it), you’ll get the higher rate.
If you do not get Child Benefit, you’ll get the lower rate unless you were pregnant when your husband, wife or civil partner died.
You must claim within 3 months of your partner’s death to get the full amount. If you claim later, you’ll get fewer monthly payments.
FUNERAL EXPENSES PAYMENT:
You could get a Funeral Expenses Payment if you get certain benefits and need help to pay for a funeral you’re arranging.
You (or your partner) must be reciveing one of the following benefits:
income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
income-related Employment and Support Allowance
the disability or severe disability element of Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit
You might also be eligible if you’re getting a Support for Mortgage Interest loan.
You can still claim Funeral Expenses Payment if you’ve applied for these benefits and you’re waiting to hear about your claim.
If you were responsible for a deceased child but you’re not their parent, the non-resident parent must get one or more of these benefits.
What you could receive:
Funeral Expenses Payment can help pay for some of the costs of the following although the payment will not usually cover all of the costs of the funeral.:
burial fees for a particular plot
cremation fees, including the cost of the doctor’s certificate
travel to arrange or go to the funeral
death certificates or other documents
How much you get depends on your circumstances. This includes any other money that’s available to cover the costs, for example from an insurance policy or the deceased person’s estate.
If the deceased had a pre-paid funeral plan, you can only get up to £120 to help pay for items not covered by their plan.
If you receive money from the deceased’s estate
Your Funeral Expenses Payment will be deducted from any money you get from the deceased’s estate.
The estate includes any money or property they had but not a house or personal things left to a widow, widower or surviving civil partner.
From September 2021, it is a legal requirement for all funeral director’s to publish/display a Standardised Price List to make it easier for families to compare costs between funeral directors. Please click on the link below to view the Standardised Price List.