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Funeral Guide

Funeral Service Arrangements

For some people, extreme bereavement makes the often-complicated process of organising a funeral almost impossible.

For us at T. Allen Funeral Service, our aim is to ensure that everyone is able to organise a funeral that suits the requirements of each individual person, whether that be friends, family or loved ones. We’re wholly committed to supporting grieving families and friends through this difficult time, while ensuring the highest level of professionalism in the services we offer.

In this section of our website, you can find out more about our funeral arrangement services. This includes funeral registration, including how to register a death, as well as arrangements and certifications.

Keeping things simple when arranging a funeral

To help grief-stricken friends and family through this difficult event, we put special emphasis on making the process of organising a funeral as simple as possible.

The arrangements are kept straightforward so there’s one less thing for you to worry about during this time of stress and mourning.

We always strive to honour the wishes of the deceased in any way possible.

How to make funeral arrangements

To make the process as easy and straightforward as possible, we have put together a simple guide below to help you through the funeral service arrangements. 

  1. Deal with immediate concerns. The process ahead can seem daunting when a loved one passes away, so be sure to follow our guide on any immediate concerns.
  2. Official Certificate information. Unfortunately, there is a certain amount of certification to deal with when someone passes away, so it is important to deal with this as soon as you are able to. T Allen can help, and have some useful information on what to expect. 
  3. We at T Allen understand that paying for a funeral on top of dealing with grief can often be a lot to handle. We have some information around funeral costs to make the process as easy and transparent as possible.
  4. The next natural step is to begin to arrange the funeral service itself. This can be difficult, with lots of options available. Here at T Allen, we have some guidance around arranging a burial funeral servicecremation serviceeco funeral services and non-religious funeral services. Some people will have requested the type of funeral they’d like before they pass away, so it is always best to check with wider family and friends before making any concrete arrangements. 
  5. Last but not least, it is time to organise the day itself. This one can be the most time consuming due to the sheer volume of options. You may have to write a eulogychoose funeral musicdecide on flowers for the day, and sometimes, even help children to understand grief. There is a lot that goes into the day itself, but here at T Allen, we are here to help, so please get in touch if you need anything at all. 

We understand that it is a difficult time and we are here to help. If you need any further information on any of the above, or would just like to have a casual conversation with us to begin the process of organising the funeral, please contact one of our friendly team members today, who would be more than happy to help.

Arrangements & Certificates

All funeral arrangements are carried out with confidentiality and all families leave our premises with written estimates as requested by The Office of Fair Trading.

Death certificates are charged for and it is worth getting extra copies for banks, insurance, etc. You will also be given a form for the Department of Social Security to alter/stop any pensions or benefits. 

Funeral Registration

Registration must take place within 5 working days, and families are given a Disposal certificate that must be given to the funeral director. This certificate is not given to the family if the coroner is involved.

When a bereavement occurs, most people do not know what they have to do. At T. Allen Funeral Service, we will inform you about registering the death, which must be done by the next of kin, executor or someone who was present when the death took place.

Items to take to Register Office

Download NAFD Guide

This is a practical guide of what to do when someone dies. If you do have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.