Confirmation of Death
If it is a home death, your GP or out of hours cover, should be contacted immediately.
If the person dies in hospital or a care home, nursing staff will help you through the process.
Contact Eric Eyre Funeral Services
Losing a family member or someone close, is the most difficult time and it comes as a great shock whether expected or not. The Funeral director is your confidant and guide through the process of arranging a most important day, the funeral.
If plans have been left by the deceased, we will endeavour to carry out those plans to the last detail.
If no plan has been made, then we will be there, whenever needed, to advise and guide you through the process, all in your own time.
As soon as we receive your phone call and instruction to proceed, our service to you begins. At that point, we will ask for some basic details and answer any queries you may have. An appointment will be offered for you to either come to the funeral home/office, or for us to visit you in the comfort of your own home, or that of a relative.
Costs and Charges
Once the arrangements have been made, we will provide an estimate of the cost of services provided. There are 2 parts to the account, the Funeral Director’s charges and the disbursements.
Professional fees are the Funeral Director’s charges. Disbursements are fees paid on your behalf by the Funeral Directors, for example, church fees and crematorium fees.
How Do I Pay For The Funeral
Payment can be made in full, directly to us, either by cheque, cash or BACS transfer.
However, if when the finances of the deceased are dealt with and you find there isn’t enough money to pay for the funeral, the applicant only, maybe entitled to a contribution towards the funeral expenses from DWP. The Social Fund may also make a contribution towards paying for a simple funeral within the UK. We will help and assist if it is necessary for you to make any of the applications mentioned.
To Register A Death
Certain criteria are necessary when registering a death, who can register the death and the documents required in order to do so.
The following people can register a death:
A close relative of the deceased. A relative who was there during the last illness. A relative who lives in the same district. A person who was present when the person died.
Documents the Registrar will require:
Medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD)
Birth and marriage certificates
National insurance of number of both the deceased and any surviving spouse.