We are here with a helping hand!
We pride ourselves on providing guidance and support in your time of need. Having served our community as independent family-owned funeral directors for long years, we offer a personal and professional service tailored to your specific requirements. The loss of a loved one is something we all face in our lives so to support you in the best way possible, we offer a service providing all aspects of funeral care and arrangements beginning from the moment you contact us. We believe in providing a service to help ensure arrangements are as stress-free as possible, leaving you free to be with your family and friends.
Whether it is a simple funeral, a traditional funeral, an alternative funeral or an extravagant occasion, we are able to provide you with a totally personal and completely bespoke service. All our staff are fully trained, professional, sensitive and with genuine compassion to help you. We pride ourselves on the funeral services we provide feeling privileged to be chosen to take your loved one on their final journey. Our aim is to carry out your requests with the utmost dignity and attention to detail.
Our Services Include:
- 24 Hour Emergency Contact
- Bespoke Personal Service
- Private Chapel Of Rest
- Alternative Funerals
- Religious or Non-Religious Services
- Horse Drawn Hearse
- Pre-Paid Funerals
What to do once someone dies ?
After a loss, it's common for people to feel uncertain of what to do. We'll walk you through the first few steps and offer guidance on other issues you might need to consider after someone passes away. As soon as the physician declares that the cause of death certificate will be issued, kindly get in touch with us.
Filing a death report
When to file a death claim. Most of the time, you must register the death within five days in the location of the death. By doing this, delays in receiving the required documentation may be avoided. When to record the death will be specified if the coroner is involved. On how to register a death, we can give you advice. A helpful guide is provided below, but if you still need assistance, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
Observing the departed
Some individuals find it pleasant to visit the deceased and want to bring a token of their condolence or a photo to place in the coffin. Some people find it distressing to see a loved one who has died away. Since it is a very individual decision, we try to be as helpful as we can.
Letting people know about the passing
You might choose to publish an announcement in a local or national newspaper to inform people about the death and the specifics of the funeral. You can get our assistance in creating and submitting a death notice to a newspaper.
Arranging funerals at a lower cost
Before a funeral has taken place, when we can support folks to step back and weigh their options, is when our assistance is most useful. We discuss choices that are available and suitable for their situation and personal beliefs as they share their wishes and worries for a funeral. We determine what is necessary and create a budget together. Both over the phone and in person, this work is done. After that, the team works with funeral directors to negotiate the cheapest price while determining whether they qualify for assistance from the state or other organisations.
Making funerals meaningful
We also work closely with people to add dignity and personal touches to a service.This is a particularly pressing issue when a public health funeral (state-arranged funeral) might be the only option. Funeral costs worry many people, however, there are various ways you can keep costs down and sources of funding you can explore to get the help you need. This guidance is essential for anyone struggling with a funeral bill. Follow it carefully to ensure you don’t miss or rule out any potential financial support.
If there is nothing left in the estate after paying for the funeral, all debts that are entirely in the deceased person's name should be discharged. You can owe money to a funeral home, a creditor, or even close friends and relations. Check out our section on raising money for funeral expenses before creating a sensible payment schedule. That’s why, to be successful, a funeral home needs the kind of strategic, up-to-date funeral home marketing that takes into account the current industry.
How People Shop for Funeral Homes Today?
In days gone by, someone looking for a funeral home would likely check the phone book or ask friends for recommendations. Today, there is a wealth of easy-to-find information on the Internet. Through review sites, search engines and even social media, people can locate more businesses than ever — whether they’re researching on desktops, laptops, tablets or smartphones.
The Challenge for Modern Funeral Homes
The greater the competition, the greater the need for funeral home marketing. Prospects are now able to thoroughly research the possibilities before making purchasing decisions, so funeral homes need a way to stand out among competing businesses. This is where marketing for funeral homes becomes so important. It’s through strategic, goal-oriented funeral home marketing services that businesses set themselves apart and attract new clients.
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