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Funeral Help and Advice


Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together our most frequently asked questions so that you can easily find what you are looking for.

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About our Service

Our Simple Process

We want to keep our process as simple as possible to ensure that arranging your loved one's funeral isn't more stressful than it needs to be. Our specialised care team can help you every step of the way, whether it is filling out paperwork or guidance on DWP or Social Fund.

5 Simple Steps:

  1. Whether you contact us via our website or call our dedicated team, we are available 24/7 to make arrangements
  2. Our caring team can help you with any paperwork
  3. We liaise with GPs to ensure the relevant forms are completed
  4. Once everything is complete, we can arrange for the cremation to happen. Let us know if you would like to be informed on this date
  5. We aim to hand deliver the ashes within 21 days of the cremation, or we can scatter the ashes at our Garden of Remembrance

Arranging with us means you can choose how to say goodbye to your loved one. Tap here to inspire you on a truly personal farewell.

Grieving Alone and Together booklet

Request a free copy of our Grieving Alone & Together booklet

Responding to the loss of your loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fill in our simple form for your free copy of our Grieving Alone & Together booklet. You will receive a free PDF download, and you can also request a free physical copy.

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Celebration of Life

Saying Goodbye

Choosing an unattended direct cremation gives you the freedom to say goodbye to your loved one in a truly personal way and at a time and place that suits everyone.

You'll find inspiration for personal farewells by clicking the button below.

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Bereavement Help

Useful advice for the bereaved

Registering a Death

Need to know how to register a death, who can register and what you need? Click the button below:

How to register

Death and Social Media

We offer advice on what to do with social media accounts and how to talk about death online.

Learn what to do

Dealing with Grief

People react to grief in different ways, so every person will deal with a loss differently.

Find out how

Help with Funeral Costs

If you are on qualifying benefits you may be able to get a Funeral Expenses Payment (known in Scotland as Funeral Expenses Assistance) from the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions). Please be aware that other factors may affect your ability to make a successful claim.

In England and Wales - The maximum award will cover the cremation fees + any doctors’ fees + £700 towards the funeral provider’s costs.

A similar amount is available in Scotland but more people qualify and the £700 towards funeral costs will be uplifted slightly each year from 2019.

We recommend you make your application by telephone as soon as possible on 0800 731 0469.

If you are eligible for help Pure Cremation will immediately provide the provisional date plus a full and final invoice that the DWP will need to begin processing your claim. Please note that, in order to protect you from incurring costs, we will not be able to begin looking after someone that has died in hospital until the DWP has confirmed that an award will actually be made, which could take up to 6 weeks. We may be able to move forward more quickly if you or a representative can provide a deposit. Naturally, this would be partially or fully refunded if you receive an award from the DWP. Our friendly team will be happy to discuss your situation in complete confidence.


How can we help?

Pure Cremation provides a simple direct cremation service that you can arrange online or over the phone. You can arrange this now for someone who has passed away (available 24/7 via telephone), or plan ahead for yourself (Mon-Fri: 8:00-18:00, Saturday 9:00-17:00, Sunday 10:00-16:00).

Prepaid funeral plans

Plan ahead for complete peace of mind for you and your family, thanks to the Pure Promise. All our plans are covered by the Pure Guarantee, so choose the payment option that fits your budget and relax in the knowledge that today's prices are locked in.

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Arrange a funeral today

Our simple all-inclusive service has everything you need to arrange a fuss-free cremation for someone who has already passed away. You can reach us 24/7 for help, advice and immediate care.

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0800 033 7737

Need advice or want to begin arranging with us? Our dedicated team offers expert guidance and support and can help you get started.