Here are some places where you can get help and advice:
(Call charges to these numbers vary)
Helpline - 0800 12 44 222
Citizens Advice service in Scotland
- Citizens Advice Bureaux
Find contact details for your local bureau online
Check your phone book for details of your local Citizens Advice Bureau
- Use the Citizens Advice Scotland's advice website to get advice online
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
Helpline - 0845 600 2227
(Calls cost 5p per minute plus your network providers access charge)
Department for Work and Pensions
Can offer information and help with claiming a Funeral Expenses Payment.
0345 606 0265
Bereavement Service helpline
Telephone: 0800 731 0469
Textphone: 0800 731 0464
NGT text relay (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 731 0469
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Find out about call charges
An adviser will also help you claim any other bereavement benefits you might be entitled to.
You can also claim by post. Download and fill in the claim form, then send it to the address on the form.
Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief
LGBT Health and Wellbeing
Helpline - 0300 123 2523
Natural Death Centre
01962 712 690 (Impartial advice on any funeral related issue)
The Good Funeral Guide
Gives an overview of your funeral options
Samaritans in Scotland
116 123 (free phoneline, day or night, 365 days a year)
The National Association of Funeral Directors
0121 711 1343
The Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors
0345 230 6777 or 01279 726 777
Quaker Social Action Down to Earth Service
Free telephone based support for people on low incomes concerned about the cost of a funeral. They can advise on ways of reducing the cost and raising funds but don't give grants themselves.
0208 983 5055
If you require a copy of this leaflet in any other format or a different language please contact email@example.com or 0300 244 4000 (ask Funeral Poverty Team) or Text Relay Service: 18001+ 0300 244 4000 (service for deaf people).
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