Most people would probably require the funeral director to provide the following services as a minimum:

  • Make all the necessary arrangements
  • Provide appropriate staff
  • Provide a suitable coffin
  • Transfer your relative/friend from the place of death to the funeral director’s premises
  • Care for your relative/friend prior to the funeral
  • Provide a hearse to the nearest cemetery or crematorium
  • Arrange for a burial or cremation as appropriate
  • Embalming, viewing of the deceased, or providing cars for mourners are optional extras
  • For further information and guidance when choosing a funeral director you may wish to contact the National Association of Funeral Directors on 0121 711 1343 or https://nafd.org.uk/
  • You could also get information from the Natural Death Centre on 01962 712 690 or http://naturaldeath.org.uk/.