How to pick a funeral director

Working out what to do first when someone dies can seem overwhelming. This guide breaks down what you need to do as soon as possible, as well as in the weeks and months after someone dies

You can be assured that every funeral home that is part of the Funeral Partners family will provide outstanding client service. Everybody takes pride in the service we offer to families and the local community, demonstrating a culture of professionalism, respect, service excellence and care for all involved.

We are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and abide by their Code of Conduct.

Find your local Funeral Director

Choose the type of funeral
Choose between cremation and burial. We’ll help you find and compare our funeral homes based on your choice.

Enter a funeral location
Type your town, city or postcode into the search bar

Choose a funeral package
Tell us the kind of funeral you’d like to arrange: direct, simple or traditional. We’ll give you a guide price for our fees for our Basic Funeral (excluding 3rd party costs) so you can find the best fit for your needs.

Select one of our funeral homes
Click on our funeral director profiles to obtain full contact details, see the services they offer, read recent reviews from their clients and a Basic Funeral price guide.

About Funeral Partners

Since its inception in 2007, Funeral Partners has grown rapidly and is now the UK’s third-largest funeral services business, with over 160 funeral homes and overseeing over 13,000 funerals annually. We are committed to investing in high-quality funeral businesses while maintaining their heritage and dedication to local people at the very difficult time of family bereavement.

Every funeral business that becomes part of the Funeral Partners family keeps its original name, while retaining the ethos and values that they have established as an independent company.

Documents and certificates

Certificates you will need to enable you to start arranging the funeral and sorting out the affairs of the person who has died.

Letting people know

Picking up the telephone to tell close family or complete strangers such as an employer about the death is usually difficult.

Registering a death

A death should be registered before arranging the funeral and is usually carried out by a relative.

Further Reading: Arranging a funeral

Read about how funerals are arranged and what services you can expect to get.