A no-nonsense guide to understanding the funeral process. has been created by the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors to provide simple advice about funerals, funeral directors and the different funeral options available in the UK.

The website’s aim is to answer common questions on topics like traditional funerals, direct cremation, burials, funeral costs and bereavement to name but a few. 

Arranging a funeral

Arranging a funeral is something nobody wants to think about, but knowing where to start and what to do will make the process easier.

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Choosing a funeral director

For many people, choosing a funeral director will be down to a matter of recommendation from family or friends. But in the age of the internet and social media, it’s worth doing some research.

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The day of the funeral

Apart from travelling to the place of the funeral, what else happens on the day itself? There are a range of considerations to think about.

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After the funeral

Following the funeral service, there are usually practical matters to take care of, in addition to the long-term wellbeing of those close to the person who has died.

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Further information

There is a wealth of information about death and bereavement throughout the internet. Here are some useful links to organisations that provide a range of support services and advice.

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