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Arranging a funeral

What to do when someone dies

Knowing what to do when a death occurs can be difficult, overwhelming and daunting while dealing with the loss of someone close to you and your family. These steps are the begining of the overall process, allowing you know what to do next.

  • What to do first

    If a loved one dies at home, in hospital or abroad we can guide you through from the start of the process and arranging a funeral, those initial first steps including contacting doctor, hospital or in country abroad (including area where death has occurred) and what will happen next.

  • In our care

    We make arrangements to bring a loved one into our care from home, hospital and from abroad
    where we care for a deceased in our modern up to date facilities until the day of the funeral.

  • Registering a death

    If death occurs in Scotland, must be registered in Scotland. Registration cantake place anywhere in Scotland once a death certificate has been issued.

    More details can be found on your local authority website.

  • Arranging a funeral

    We are able to organise anything in connection with a funeral, taking away a lot of the pressure and strain from a family during this difficult time.

  • After the funeral

    Once the funeral has taken place there are other factors which may need attention including dealing with any insurances, funeral account, payments from the social fund as well as looking for advice on further support in coping with bereavement.

COVID-19 considerations

 The changing nature of the pandemic affects some of the services we can offer and how they are delivered.

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