Publication - Advice and guidance

Planning Your Own Funeral

Published: 8 Aug 2017
Social Security Directorate
Part of:
Communities and third sector

Guide to planning your own funeral including help with costs.

28 page PDF

160.5 kB

28 page PDF

160.5 kB

Planning Your Own Funeral
Useful Contacts

28 page PDF

160.5 kB

Useful Contacts

Here are some places where you can get help and advice:

(Call charges to these numbers vary)

Age Scotland
Silver Line Scotland
- 0800 4 70 80 90

Citizens Advice service in Scotland

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

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 Payment.
0345 606 0265

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief

LGBT Health and Wellbeing

0300 123 2523

Natural Death Centre

01962 712 690

The Good Funeral Guide

Gives an overview of your funeral options

Samaritans in Scotland

116 123

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 Project

Provide support for people struggling with the costs of a funeral.
020 8983 5030

If you require a copy of this leaflet in any other format or a different language please contact or 0300 244 4000 (ask for James Gregory) or Text Relay Service: 18001+ 0300 244 4000 (service for deaf people).