Assisted Funerals

In certain circumstances, the council can make funeral arrangements, for those individuals who have died without family or friends to organise it on their behalf.

The council can also make arrangements where the next of kin are unable to pay, however if the next of kin are receiving benefits, it is advisable to contact the Department for Work and Pensions about a Budgeting Loan

Our leaflet entitled “Assisted funerals” which is available to download from the Related Content section provides more information and advice, including who we provide assistance for, advice on getting help from the department of work and pensions, as well as contact phone numbers and addresses.

Alternatively you may contact us either by phone on 01702 318111 and ask for the Environmental Protection unit, or email using this form