Arranging a funeral can sometimes be a very daunting
experience. Bedford Borough Council Bereavement Services are
here to offer assistance and guidance to you.
- if the death occurs in hospital, the hospital staff will
contact the person named by the deceased as next of kin.
- If death is expected and occurs at home, the doctor who
attended the deceased during their final illness can certify the
cause of death.
- If death is unexpected, the Coroner will be involved and in
many instances, a post mortem will be undertaken on the deceased to
identify cause of death. Please click link here for more
information concerning the
Please click this link for a list of local
funeral directors within the Borough of Bedford who may be able
to assist you.
There are no rules to say that you must use a funeral director
when it comes to making the arrangements for a funeral. All
arrangements can be made by the family without the use of funeral
directors. For more information please read our leaflet:
without the use of Funeral Directors. or contact the
offices on 01234 718150 where a member of staff will be more than
happy to assist you or alternatively you can make an appointment to
come in to the offices where a member of staff can sit down with
you and go through all the necessary paperwork.