Paul Asher Family Funeral Directors
99 Aylestone Road
Tel 0116 3190752
What to do in the event of a death.
The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
The first step depends upon whether the deceased was at home, in a care home or in hospital.
At Home - you will need to contact the deceasedís doctor. The doctor will issue certificate for you to collect
from the surgery.
In a hospital or care home - the staff will contact the next of kin and then arrange for a doctor to issue
the certificate. where the doctor is unsure about the cause of death, or if someone has died suddenly and
has not been seen by a doctor during the past 14 days, they will contact the Coroner.
Responsibility for the funeral arrangements
The executor (person appointed in the Will to carry out its requests) or relative is responsible for making all
the necessary decisions and funeral arrangements.
Contacting the funeral director.
You should contact us as soon as possible so that we can start to help you with any formalities. We can arrange
for you to come and visit us, or if you prefer we will come to see you to make arrangements.
Taking care of the deceased
At this stage, we will discuss taking your loved one into our care and where the deceased is to rest before the funeral.
Registering the death.
Informing the Registrar.
a relative of the deceased informs the Registrar and this needs to be done within 5 working days.
People who can inform the registrar are:-
1) A relative of the deceased.
2) The person responsible for the funeral, not the funeral director.
3) Any person present at the death.
4) The occupier of the premises where the death took place. (e.g. a matron of a care home)
You will need to make an appointment at the registrars office. Please see telephone numbers below.
The registrar will need the following information:-
1) Personal details of the deceased.
2) Full Name and maiden name if a married woman.
3) Date and place of birth.
4) Date and place of death.
5) Usual dwelling address.
7) The date of birth of the surviving spouse.
8) Whether the person was in receipt of any benefits.( Pensions Etc.)
The registrar will need the following paperwork:-
1) Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.
2) Birth Certificate. (If Available).
3) NHS Medical Card.
4) Marriage certificate if applicable.
The registrar will give you two certificates:-
1) Green Certificate for burial or cremation. The Funeral Director will need this before the funeral
takes place. (This is a Green Certificate).
2) Certificate of registration of death. It is worth getting certified copies as they will be needed for legal and
Planning the Funeral.
contact us at the earliest opportunity. it is not necessary to wait for a death certificate first.
We will be helping you at every stage. We are there to accept complete responsibility for arranging and
carrying out the funeral.
When death occurs at home.
Inform your doctor as soon as possible. If death is due to natural causes, the doctor will issue a
Medical Certificate. Contact us at any time, day or night, a telephone call will bring our trained and
sympathetic staff to your assistance.
Your loved one will then be taken to the funeral home and help and advice will be given with regards
to the arrangements.
Death in a hospital.
Advice and guidance will be given by ourselves and or hospital staff.
We have all of the facilities needed at our modern premises and we are able to provide a complete personal service.
Our funeral home has private chapels of rest so that family and friends can pay their last respects in total privacy.
We can offer services such as newspaper announcements, floral tributes, catering, repatriation and funerals
can be arranged in other locations.
Memorials can be provided and we provide written estimates when arrangements are made
We can even offer accommodation to those family members that have to travel to the funeral from afar in our
family run guest house.
We will be there when you need us most to offer emotional support, expert advice and practical help. Our
service starts from the moment you contact us, whether by telephone or in person.
It can be done at our local funeral home or at your own home, or anywhere else convenient for the family,
which ever is more comfortable for you.
A funeral is an event of very personal significance and one of the first decisions you will be making is the
choice of a burial or cremation based on the wishes of the deceased, family tradition, religion or culture.
The deceased may have created provisions in their Will, drawn up a funeral plan or made suggestions during
their life about how they would like the funeral to be arranged. If this is not the case, then you and your family
will need to decide what is appropriate.
If you should need any further assistance, please contact us. We are here to help
Help from the DWP Social Fund may be available for relatives who are receiving a qualifying benefit. Please see here or visit your nearest Jobcenter for help and a claim form. Please note that a Social fund payment will NOT usually pay for the entire funeral and can take several months to process. Disbursement costs still need to be paid before the funeral date and settlement of the final invoice within 28 days of the funeral. If a payment is later awarded from the Social Fund then any difference will be refunded to you.
Paul Asher Family Funeral Directors is a trading name of P A Funerals Ltd
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