Everything you need to know

The death of a family member or friend can be a very distressing and emotional time. We understand that it can be hard knowing quite what to do next, that it’s difficult thinking about administrative procedures and paperwork. So we have prepared an easy, step by step guide for you to follow which includes all the contacts and details you will need.

First Steps
First Steps
Different actions need to be taken depending on whether death occurs at home, in a care home/hospice, in the hospital or in a pubic location such as a Hotel. Here we guide you through the different scenarios explaining what you need to think about and who you need to contact.
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When to Call the Funeral Director
When to Call the Funeral Director
It’s always good to be prepared. Here we give some advice on when to start making preparations with your Funeral Director.
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Arranging a funeral for a child
Arranging a funeral for a child
We can arrange a beautiful funeral for £300. Here are all the details and information you will need to arrange a funeral for a child.
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Registering a Death
Registering a Death
You need to contact the Registrar in order to report a death. Here we provide clear information on who can do this as well as the documents and information you will need to register a death.
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“Tell us Once” Registration Service
“Tell us Once” Registration Service
This is a very useful service run by the government which saves you a lot of time and effort by informing many agencies in one go. Here we explain how the service works and how to use it.
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Useful Contacts
Useful Contacts
Here we provide a list of useful contacts such as Registrar Offices and the Coroner’s Service.
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Testimonials

Thank you so much for the way you dealt with my husband Dennis’ funeral. It was done with great dignity and respect and for your kindness!

Mandi Martin - October 2018

To all at Penrose

We can’t thank you enough for looking after Avril/mum/nan. Your kindness and respect will never be forgotten.

We appreciate the time you took to explain everything and the respect that was shown to Avril.

Thank you…Kind regards

Reg, Marie and Sam - December 2018

WOW…What an amazing team!

Thank you Brendon and Kevin for your sympathy, kindness and compassion when you took Cliff into Penrose’ care.

Thank you Nathan for arranging the funeral, it was perfect in every way.

Thank you Jeremy for completing the Order of Service and for leading the funeral in such a respectful, dignified and professional manner. We cannot express how much this meant to us as a family.

Thank you Edward and Paul for your support, respect and kindness on the day of the funeral. Edward, you offered your coat to our mum as she looked cold and Paul, you were so kind talking about the dogs outside our house before we left, the dogs were a big part of Cliff and are so important to the family, so this gave us comfort knowing that they had been recognised.

We have no hesitation in recommending your services to our family and friends.

All of you made a very sad day more bearable. We sincerely THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts,

Kindest wishes

Carole, Darren and Ruth Wingrove - January 2020

To Nathan an all staff at Penrose

Thank you for making the worst day of my life bearable.

The difficulties I faced arranging a funeral for my beloved husband were made easier with your empathy, compassion and professionalism, particularly considering the added pressure during the Pandemic.

Love always

Tina Arthur – wife of Geoffrey Arthur - August 2020

Thank you to all at Penrose for helping both of us through what could have been a difficult time under very trying circumstances.

The caring way you dealt with my Mother, Flossie’s, funeral over the telephone, your kindness in fulfilling all our wishes and the respect and professionalism shown today made it a day we shall always treasure.

Thank you again,

Julie and Martin - February 2021

To everybody at Penrose

Thank you so very much for the professional service you provided for my son ‘Pat’ yesterday. Much love…

Julie Ruder and all of our family - August 2018

Thank you so much on behalf of my family for the lovely funeral of the late Miss Pamela Gl…er.

Thank you

Mrs C. Bibby and Family - April 2020

…and I wish to thank both Jeremy and Nathan for your help and courteousness throughout

Judith Hill - June 2017
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