Things to consider when planning your funeral wishes as an LGBTQIA+ person
Some LGBTQIA+ people will have particular wishes for what happens when they die. It’s important to make sure you communicate these to the right people, and that the right people can make decisions on your behalf.Read more
How to write an epitaph
An epitaph is a short piece of text that goes on someone’s headstone, often alongside their name, birth date and death date. This guide will offer some guidance on writing an epitaph for a loved one, including some ideas for what you could include.Read more
How much does a coffin cost?
This guide will explain the kinds of coffin, and how much they tend to cost, as well as the differences between coffins and caskets. It will also discuss potential alternatives to coffins, such as shrouds.Read more
How much does a cremation cost?
This article will break down the average costs of a cremation in the UK. It will also explain why cremations can vary in cost, how the cost of cremation compares to the cost of burial, and how a cremation could be more affordable.Read more
What is the cheapest way to arrange a funeral?
A direct cremation (cremation without a service) is more affordable than a traditional funeral. Paying for a cremation in advance with a funeral plan is a great way to protect against rising costs.Read more
How to arrange a simple, no-fuss funeral
Traditional funerals are not for everyone, and they can cost quite a lot. There are ways to arrange a simpler, less expensive funeral that’s still just as dignified and personal.Read more
What you can prepare if someone is receiving end of life care
You can start preparing to plan the funeral, deal with finances and property, and who you need to inform.Read more
What is aquamation? A guide to water cremation
It’s an alternative to burial and cremation that people are slowly adopting around the world. Its biggest benefit is that it’s very environmentally friendly. It requires no land space, and creates very few carbon emissions.Read more
What to do when someone receiving end of life care dies
How to get in touch with us and what to do if your loved one dies in end of life care ('palliative care') at home, hospital, care home or hospice.Read more
Talking about death with someone who is in end of life care
We often help people who sometimes feel unsure whether they are planning a funeral that their loved one would have wanted or they’d like to be remembered. Having conversations with the person now can be a big comfort down the line.Read more
How to arrange a funeral for somebody who has donated their body to science
This guide will give you some ideas for holding a funeral for someone who’s decided to donate their body to science. It covers how you might hold an end-of-life event without your loved one’s body present.Read more
How to cater for a funeral
This guide will give some practical guidance on how you could cater for different types of end-of-life events, including how to decide who is in charge and what to do if you’re on a smaller budget.Read more
What is the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard?
The main difference is that churchyards are attached to Christian churches. Cemeteries and graveyards might not be attached to a church.Read more
How to buy a coffin for someone with obesity
Here we explain the options for burying or cremating a larger person and how to arrange their funeral.Read more