Arranging A Funeral Youself
There are those families who wish to carry out as much of the funeral arranging process themselves. The DIY funeral as it has become known is a preferred choice for some people. It is important to remember that you have no legal obligation to employ the professional services of a Funeral Director. We are here for help, guidance, support and convenience to you. You can use your own vehicle, make your own coffin, collect he deceased from a public mortuary, and you can also keep the deceased at home until the day of service.
Arranging a funeral without the support of a Funeral Director
However, in arranging a funeral without the support of a Funeral Director, there are many legal obligations that must be fulfilled; there are also environment health considerations in respect of keeping a loved one at home. Should anyone be considering a DIY funeral, please request a copy of our NEW information leaflet, ‘Arranging a DIY Funeral’. It has useful details to consider, authorities to contact and offers suggestion in how to make your own contributions in a legally binding way.
Whenever a family purchase services specific to a DIY funeral we will provide a Documentation Pack with all relevant forms required for either a burial or cremation. There will also be a copy of our DIY funeral leaflet included but this will be all the guidance that will be provided.
We are happy to assist any family in putting together a DIY funeral but, being professionals, our time given for guidance is chargeable. In an effort to support families who wish to take the DIY route, we are able to offer a range of products / services, all itemised individually, and you can choose to purchase any number of these from us should you wish.
These are straight purchase products or services, you are not employing our services, and no arrangements in any way are made in respect of organising the funeral. We therefore take no responsibility for legalities not adhered to which may affect the funeral outcome. No account facilities are available and all purchased products / services are payable on collection / completion.
At an awkward and difficult time like this, you can always speak to one of our family members who will be sympathetic and help you to deal with organising your loved ones funeral.TALK TO US