Funeral Planning Information Newport

No one wants to have to plan a funeral, but it is a necessary part of the grieving process. With the help of friends and family as well as professionals you can work through your sadness and honor your loved one in a fitting way. Here you’ll find additional information on funeral planning as well as local companies and providers that may help you in your search.


Geoff Leather
+44 (0) 1983 529090
45 St. James Street
Newport (IOW)
F L Lloyd
+44 (0) 1983 293716
Bridge Road
Cowes
The Co-operative Funeralcare
+44 (0) 23 9250 2281
11 Rowner Road
Gosport
Solent Funeral Services
+44 (0) 23 9258 7741
109 Stoke Road
Gosport
The Co-operative Funeralcare R. Hallum
+44 (0) 23 8089 3729
185 Long Lane
Southampton
Hamilton & Marshall
+44 (0) 1983 522772
Medina Way
Newport (IOW)
Downer & White
+44 (0) 1983 402073
43 Sandown Road
Sandown
Churcher & Tribbeck
+44 (0) 1329 664444
16 Stubbington Green
Fareham
The Co-operative Funeralcare
+44 (0) 23 9258 1032
147 Stoke Road
Gosport
Mayfields Funerals
+44 (0) 2392 875575
90 Elm Grove
Southsea
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Funeral Planning Advice & Information

Funeral Planning Checklist & Guide

If you are planning your own funeral or the funeral of a relative or loved one who has died without discussion or planning arrangements then you may find the checklist below a helpful starting point.

  • Select funeral director You can find Funeral Directors in your area here
  • Complete will or check will for pertinent funeral preferences
  • Choose location for burial or cremation
  • Choose coffin or urn
  • Choose headstone or marker
  • Choose burial clothing
  • Choose flowers
  • Choose church or place for funeral service
  • Contact religious official if you wish to have a religious service
  • Choose method of transportation
  • Decide on service including any music or hymns
  • Write up a card with details of the service with spaces for day/time to be inserted
  • Write up list of those you wish to be invited to attend including address and phone number
  • Decide on readings (if any) and who you would like to read
  • Prepare an obituary and decide papers in which you want it to appear
  • Organise after funeral arrangements (known as a wake)
  • Arrange where out of town visitors will stay
  • Decide who will deal with sympathy calls and messages and who will speak to family and friends
  • Calculate the cost of the funeral and how you will pay with this funeral expense calculator .
Download this checklist in printable PDF format.

Funeral directors are well versed in what happens after someone dies and they can be a valuable source of support and information if you are planning a funeral. You can find a funeral director in your region here

Download this checklist in printable PDF format.

Funeral directors are well versed in what happens after someone dies and they can be a valuable source of support and information if you are planning a funeral. You can find a funeral director in your region here:
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Paying for a Funeral

Paying for the Cost of a Funeral

Paying for a Funeral | Cost of Burial, Cremation & Memorial Service

Funerals can be expensive. If no money has been put aside to cover expenses and the value of the estate left behind is low, finding the money to meet funeral expenses can be a burden. See our funeral expense calculator to try and detail your costs.

If you have to meet funeral expenses then first check the will to see who the executor is and if any financial provision has been made for the funeral. You should then check if there were any pre-paid funeral plans, insurance policies, pension schemes or bank/building society accounts. Banks and building societies may release funds to cover a funeral on production of a death certificate.

If the deceased died whilst in service at work and was part of a pension scheme, there are often options to take a lump sum to cover funeral expenses.

It is a good idea to get quotes from at least two different funeral directors to compare costs. Funeral directors are quite used to different financial circumstances and can help guide you towards affordable choices. The price range of coffins and headstones varies tremendously and you may be able to keep costs down by choosing a simpler design.

If you are arranging the funeral and are claiming social security benefits such as income support, council tax benefit, jobseekers allowance, working families tax credits or disabled person's tax credits you may be entitled to help towards the cost of the funeral. This is called a Funeral Payment . It is a £2000 tax free lump sum; if there is any money in the estate the funeral payment will be repaid from this (this does not include any personal belongings that have been left).

If there are no relatives and no arrangements have been made then the local council has a duty to bury or cremate a person who died in their area. The cost of the funeral is recovered from the deceased’s estate.

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