An Unattended Funeral also referred to as a direct or unattended cremation, is ideal for those who would prefer a simpler funeral. An Unattended Funeral is different to a traditional funeral as there is no funeral service beforehand and no mourners present at the cremation. It gives you the chance to arrange a dignified and respectful funeral now - allowing you the opportunity to hold a memorial service or celebration of life at a later date so you can commemorate your loved one's life in a way that suits you and your family.
An Unattended Funeral is arranged with the help of our telephone-based arrangement team who are available 24/7 to ensure arranging your loved one's funeral is a simple and straightforward process.
- 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
- A Simplicity representative will contact you to help complete the necessary forms and paperwork to allow the cremation to go-ahead
- They will be taken directly to the crematorium on the day of the cremation in a specialised funeral vehicle
- An unattended cremation takes place without a procession beforehand and without the attendance of any mourners
- Your loved one’s ashes will be scattered in our gardens of remembrance or can be returned to you upon request at additional cost
If you would like to plan ahead and arrange this type of funeral for yourself, please see our Lily Plan, which guarantees an unattended 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. An unattended cremation is ideal for those who do not want to have a service or ceremony prior to the cremation
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 4 weeks)
Ashes will be hand delivered in a simple container at a mutually agreed time Monday to Friday, AM (9am – 1pm) or PM (1pm – 5pm). This service is only available within mainland Great Britain. Please note while we do our very best to continue to provide services to you the return of ashes may be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
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
What's not included in our Unattended Funeral
Please refer to the Funeral Services Terms & Conditions for further information.
*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 for their own funeral ahead of time, including an unattended cremation funeral plan from £1,495 or £16pcm.See our funeral plans
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