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With over 200 Funeral Partners branches around the UK, we can help you find a funeral director to suit your needs, and help you arrange the perfect send-off for your loved one.
Our committed, experienced team will support you during this difficult time
At Funeral Partners, we create unique funeral services that will enable you to say goodbye to your loved one. Our dedicated team can help with funeral arrangements, whether that’s a burial or cremation service.
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What does a funeral director do?
If you have never organised a funeral before, a funeral director offers guidance to the bereaved family and helps them arrange the funeral service of their loved one. Funeral director services include:
- Collecting, storing and preparing the deceased
- Helping the bereaved family plan the funeral or memorial service
- Interacting with third party companies
- Handling the necessary paperwork
- Organising and carrying out the funeral service
What makes a good funeral director?
A good funeral director will work alongside the family of the deceased to understand their wishes and help organise a funeral service that reflects the person who has died. At Funeral Partners, we are committed to providing high-quality customer service so we can help support people during this difficult time – you’ll find our customer reviews on our website.
How to find a good funeral director?
We recommend choosing a funeral director which is local to you, as you may be required to visit the funeral home a few times throughout the process. You also need to make sure they offer the type of service you want, whether that’s a traditional funeral, a celebration of life, or a religious funeral.
Are funeral directors open on Saturdays/Sundays?
This depends on the funeral home. Some funeral directors are open normal hours on a Saturday, and some by appointment only on a Sunday. Our funeral home opening times are displayed on our websites, but we will be as flexible as possible to suit your needs. If you need to speak to a member of our team, we are contactable by phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Do funeral directors charge for children’s funerals?
At Funeral Partners, we offer the following services free of charge for children who were under the age of 18 when they died:
- Professional services
- Transfer and care of the child
- Ceremonial vehicle and staff
- Embalming (optional)
For more information about how to plan a funeral for a child, please see our guide: Arranging a child funeral.
Do funeral directors charge for storing ashes?
Collection of ashes from the crematorium is always free if you use our services. But depending on what package you choose, collection of ashes from your local funeral directors may come at an additional cost. If your loved one has been cremated and you are wondering what to do with their ashes, read our guide: What to do with the ashes of a loved one.
Does a funeral director need a death certificate?
For a funeral director to begin arranging a funeral they will need a death certificate. This will be provided by the registrar office when you register the death of your loved one. In some cases, a funeral director can start arranging the funeral while you wait for this documentation to come through, but it’s advised to get it as soon as possible. You’ll find more useful information about documents and certificates in our guide.
What questions to ask a funeral director
You will likely have lots of questions you want to ask your chosen funeral director, or if you are feeling a little overwhelmed, here are some ideas to help you:
Can I change funeral directors?
If you are unhappy with the funeral director you’ve chosen, it’s possible to change to a different one, even if the deceased’s body has already been collected. Every funeral director is different so speak to your existing funeral director about how this works.
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Why use Funeral Partners for funeral services?
It’s easy to see Funeral Partners is a widely respected brand. MuchLoved, the bereavement charity, for example, collects and publishes independent reviews of funeral directors which consistently rate Funeral Partners branches highly. Funeral Partners has over 200 funeral homes and organises 13,000 funerals a year in the UK. Some branches offer many different services and this choice allows families to find the right funeral providers for them and get in touch with ease, at a difficult time. We have a deep knowledge of the industry, providing reliability, trust and quality to help you navigate a difficult and potentially unknown time.
For more information, please contact your local funeral home where our dedicated team will be happy to discuss your needs.
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Hedge End, Hampshire
Considerate & sympathetic
Helpful considerate sympathetic went out of there way to help make the process as smoothly as possible, kept in touch throughout the whole time would recommend without reservation.
Compassion & efficiency
Outstanding from the initial phone call to the internment. Nothing was too much trouble and we were guided through the whole procedure with compassion and efficiency. Thank you.
Respect & sensitivity
I would like to thank Cheryl for her understanding, respect and sensitivity in helping my Husband and I to arrange for my Mothers Funeral. We have used Doves on two there occasions and we have always found great help.
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