WHAT IS AN UNATTENDED FUNERAL?
An unattended funeral, also referred to as a direct cremation, is ideal for those who would prefer a simpler funeral. A direct cremation is different to a traditional funeral as there is no funeral service beforehand and no one present at the cremation.
Your loved one will be collected from their place of rest a few days prior to the funeral, and cared for in our high quality mortuary facilities. Then, they will be taken directly to the crematorium on the day of the cremation, in a specialised funeral vehicle. A direct cremation takes place without a procession beforehand and without the attendance of any mourners.
All of our funerals are arranged with the help of our telephone-based arrangement team who are available 24/7 to ensure arranging a direct cremation is a simple and straightforward process. Read our step by step guide to learn how an Unattended Funeral is arranged.
If you would like to plan ahead and arrange this type of funeral for yourself, please see our Lily Plan, which guarantees a direct cremation anytime in the future, but at today's prices.
Our Unattended Funeral costs from just £995 and includes doctor's fees and cremation fees - something not all providers will cover - provision of a simple wood effect coffin^, collection from the place of rest a few days prior to cremation* and transportation in a specialised funeral vehicle.
Unattended Funeral - What's Included
Supervised by a qualified chapel attendant. A direct cremation is ideal for those who do not want to have a service or ceremony prior to the cremation
Your loved one will be prepared appropriately for cremation by an expert Funeral Director at one of our quality mortuary facilities**
Provision of a simple and respectful dark wood effect coffin with linings and fittings^
The ashes will be scattered in our gardens of remembrance or can be returned to you upon request at additional cost*
Collection of the deceased and transportation on the day of the cremation in a specialised funeral vehicle
The flexibility to add on additional services as you wish
Should you require additional services, we can arrange these for you on the phone.
Return of ashes (within 6 weeks)
Hand delivery of ashes in a simple container within mainland Great Britain
A Simplicity wooden urn
Return of ashes in a wooden urn instead of a simple container
Bring the deceased straight into care
Should your loved one pass away at home, in a care home or in a hospice setting, we’ll take them directly to our mortuaries where we’ll care for and prepare them until the day of the cremation
Out of hours collection
Collection of the deceased outside of 9am-5pm on working weekdays
Please refer to the Funeral Services Terms & Conditions for further information.
*Please note, it will be a minimum of 14 days after payment until the cremation takes place to cover the cooling off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations. We will usually bring your loved one into care a few days prior to cremation. Should they need to be collected straight away, an additional charge of £250 will be incurred to cover care in our quality mortuary facilities until the day of cremation.
^Please let us know if your loved one is heavier than 20 stone or taller than 6’7”, so we can provide a suitable coffin.
PREPAID FUNERAL PLANS
Ensure your funeral is paid for and your wishes are known with a Prepaid Funeral Plan. We offer three simple funeral plans for those looking to make arrangements ahead of time.See our funeral plans
Our customer experience is very important to us and we strive to deliver a high quality service every time.
Was very efficient, I received all my paperwork in a timely manner. Information provided is very clear
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Would recommend . Would have liked to have known when the cremation was going to take place rather than after it happened.
I found Simplicity Cremations very helpful when I decided to take out a plan with them. They were very approachable and efficient. I feel that this type of plan is more me. It cuts out all the fuss and drama, and will save my family a lot of stress and upset, which is a difficult time at best. I would definitely recommend this type of plan for a no nonsense send off.
Easy to use service which is clearly explained and straight forward with a helpline to ask relevant questions.
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After my initial enquiry, they did not pressurise me into making a decision. Their documentation is clearly written and easily understood. Unless I am miraclously resurrected, I am unlikely to make a further purchase from them... I would certainly recommend them to anyone wanting a "no frills" disposal of their remains.