Help with Funeral Expenses
If the next of kin is receiving income support or some kind of benefits, then they may be entitled to some help towards the funeral costs. This can be found out by the family contacting their local D S S office.
Department for Work and Pensions – 0345 606 0265
Help and advise is always available on the different support groups there are within the local community. Please find below a few contacts that we recommend.
0800 917 7224
As we are members of the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) we can offer our families the support of SAIF Care, an organisation set up to help the bereaved. The services available (for over 18’s) are:
A freephone telephone helpline open from 9am-9pm, Monday to Friday 0800 917 7224
Email support and information firstname.lastname@example.org
Up to six free sessions of supportive counselling by phone, skype/facetime or face to face in your local area by skilled and qualified counsellors.
For more information please contact us or SAIF Care directly.
Bereavement Advice Centre
0800 634 9494
Child Death Helpline
0800 282 986 or from a mobile 0808 800 6019
Cruse Bereavement Care
0808 808 1677
Samaritans – 116 123