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Arthur Worsley Funeral Services Ltd, 113 Station Road, Hadfield, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 1AA   I   Telephone 01457 852381

Registered in England     I     Company No: 4775153     I     Directors: Mr J L Eyre & Mrs B Worsley     I     Registered Office: 113 Station Road, Hadfield SK13 1AA


If death occurs at home.

When death occurs at home there is usually a relative, friend or neighbour in attendance to comfort you while the Doctor arrives. He/she may write out the Medical Certificate of Death or may request you attend the surgery for this purpose.


When a death occurs in Hospital.

When a death occurs in Hospital the procedure is very similar. Apply to the Hospital for the Medical certificate of Death and not your family doctor.


The Coroner

In cases where the death has been reported to the Coroner the procedure is somewhat different. The Coroner and his officers are working in your interest. No Doctor will issue a Medical Certificate of Death. This will be sent by the Coroner to the Registrar’s Office in the district where the death occurred.


Help with the funeral costs

The following information should be treated as general guidance. We are not able to guarantee the availability of a loan, the Department of Social Services makes that decision.


Who is entitled to help?

You may receive help if there in not enough money to pay for the funeral and are responsible for making the funeral arrangements and you or your partner are receiving any of the following benefits • Income Support

     • Housing Benefit.

     • Family Credit

     • Council Tax Benefit


The Social Fund may make a contribution towards the cost of a simple funeral within the United Kingdom.

This includes:·

     • Bringing the body home if the person has died away from home within the United Kingdom.

     • The Death Certificate.

     • A standard Coffin.

     • The Hearse for the coffin.

     • Contribution towards the funeral directors fees.

     • Cemetery or Crematorium fees.

     • Doctors fees.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AT A TIME OF A BEREAVEMENT


Registering a death


Arranging a Funeral


Costs and Charges



Registering a death