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What to do
Prepaid Funerals
Help With Costs

Assisting with all stages of funeral arrangements in Bradford

What to do when a loved one passes away

When you lose a loved one, in your grief or shock it can be hard to know what first steps you must take. When you’re ready, funeral arrangements must be made. At Joseph A Hey & Son, we have decades of experience in helping grieving families and individuals in Bradford and across West Yorkshire plan funerals for lost loved ones. We can guide you through the first stages of funeral arrangements with sensitivity and professionalism.

If the death occurs at home, contact your doctor as soon as possible  so they can issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death so the death can be registered. Contact the police if the death is violent, accidental or there are suspicious circumstances and the cause is not known for certain. If the police are called in, do not touch or remove anything in the room. You can contact a funeral director for advice on 01274 571 021. Don’t confirm the details of a funeral until you know that the death does not need to be reported to the coroner, as this may delay the date. It’s also important to ascertain whether the deceased left a will, as this may contain instructions on their funeral wishes or information about prepaid arrangements.

Order headstones online as part of a prepaid funeral

People generally opt for a prepaid funeral to relieve a financial burden from their loved ones at the time of mourning, but also to protect the costs from inflation. It’s important to check whether any prior agreement includes a contribution towards disbursements (third party fees) that must be paid by Joseph A Hey & Son or any funeral director. Disbursements can include the cremation or burial fee, doctor’s fees, and flowers.

We can help relieve your financial burden

We can help with the costs of funerals if certain criteria are met. Financial help towards a funeral may be possible if you or your partner planned it in advance and if the deceased had their main home if the UK. Additionally, you must either:

  • Be a beneficiary of some sort of benefits or entitlements, including Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Working Tax Credit (which includes a disability or severe disability element), or Child Tax Credit.
  • Live with a council tax payer who gets a Second Adult Rebate because you are on Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit, or have a low income.
“Many thanks for a very professional job – the family are very pleased with the quality of the work.”
Wrenthorpe, Wakefield
“We would like to thank you for the excellent work you have carried out on the Memorial Wall at St. John’s Church Moor Allerton. The congregation have expressed their gratitude for your kindness in carrying out this work, as your contribution to the Millennium celebrations.”
Moor Allerton, Leeds
“… with grateful thanks for your prompt and efficient execution of the work.”
Collingham, Wetherby
“…Everything has been carried out to my complete satisfaction and the final result is just as expected.
Many, many thanks for all your efforts on my behalf.”
Failsworth, Manchester
“Many thanks. We are very pleased with the tablet”
Weymouth, Dorset
“…may I take this opportunity to express all out thanks for completing the beautiful inscription for my father on the memorial and replacing it before the funeral. it brightened what was a very sad day and we were able to place the floral tributes around it.
We are completely satisfied with your high-quality workmanship…”
Kelfield, York
“…My daughter & I are ever so pleased with the Memorial & thank you ever so much…”
Bury, Lancashire
“I would like to take this opportunity to say a most heartfelt thank you for your kindness professionalism and excellent workmanship.
We gave you very little time to complete the memorial for my mother, but true to your word you completed not only on time but ahead of schedule.
On my behalf would you please thank everyone involved.”

Contact us for assistance with funeral arrangements or to order headstones online, visit our shop.

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