Funeral Advice

Whatever your circumstances, in your time of loss you can turn to a member of the NAFD, with confidence, to arrange a funeral that will be a fitting farewell. NAFD funeral firms are there to support you.

It is their responsibility to arrange a funeral that meets your wishes and those of the deceased, ensuring that it is both a celebration of life and a fitting farewell and complies with any legal requirements too.

The role of a funeral director is a broad service encompassing practical organisation, support and guidance to the family and liaison with a wide range of other organisations and services to ensure the funeral is properly arranged.

If you are concerned that you are unable to meet the costs of the funeral, please discuss this with the funeral director when you first meet them and they will advise you. If the person who died has not left enough money to cover the costs of the funeral and you receive any low income benefits, you may be entitled to receive help from the Department for Work and Pensions.

You can find out more about the role of a funeral director by clicking here.


This section is designed to support you in planning and arranging a funeral. You may be thinking ahead about your own wishes or making arrangements to bid farewell to a recently-lost loved one.


Planning for a Funeral

The role of a funeral director is a broad service encompassing practical organisation, support for the family and liaison with a wide range of other organisations to ensure the funeral is properly arranged.

NAFD member firms will guide and support you through the process and help you make arrangements.

Find an NAFD funeral firm

By selecting a funeral directing firm which is a member of the NAFD you can be sure the business is committed to meeting your particular needs and to providing you with the very best quality of service.

Click below to search for an NAFD member firm in the UK and across the world.

Why choose us?

For more than a hundred years the NAFD has been dedicated to maintaining the highest of standards to ensure bereaved families receive the advice and support they need. Whether you choose a large corporate group, an independent family-owned business or a Co-operative firm, you can rest assured that an NAFD member upholds the highest professional standards.


FAQs

In the days and weeks after a death there is so much information to take in and decisions to be made, it can become confusing for bereaved families.

Click below for some of the most frequently asked questions together with our guidance and links to further information.

Will search

Certainty ‘Will Search’ is used by the legal profession, charities, insurance companies and financial institutions.

Certainty searches the Will Register and, if a Will is not found, it will issue a formal missing Will search notice on your behalf.