Guidance on arranging a funeral with or without the services of a funeral director.
Once you have registered a death you will get a green form that allows the burial or cremation to go ahead.
You can pay for a funeral director to arrange the funeral or do it yourself. You can find out more in the arrange a funeral guide.
We may have a duty to help out and arrange a public funeral when someone in Torbay dies. This can happen if:
You could get a Funeral Expenses Payment (also called a Funeral Payment) if you get certain benefits and need help to pay for a funeral you’re arranging.
The Children’s Funeral Fund for England can help to pay for some of the costs of a funeral for a child under 18 or a baby stillborn after the 24th week of pregnancy.
If you are using a funeral director you do not need to submit any claims yourself.