Unattended Cremation Plan

Equivalent price if this funeral product was purchased today: £1,964 excl. doctors fees*

Our Unattended Cremation Plan (also sometimes referred to as a Direct Cremation Plan) is suitable for those who are looking for a simple, dignified and low-cost cremation without the formalities of a funeral, with no service and no family, friends or mourners present at the crematorium.

Buy an Unattended Cremation Plan

If you have any questions or would like assistance buying a plan, please give us a call. Lines are open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

01803 298 243

Before you buy a plan, please make sure you understand the inclusions and exclusions and ensure the plan meets your needs. T&Cs apply.

Looking for a more traditional funeral service plan?

Our Choice Essentials Plan and Choice Plus Plan are tailored for those who would prefer a traditional funeral service where family, friends and mourners can attend and can provide the flexibility to personalise and upgrade elements of the funeral.

What is an Unattended Cremation Plan?

Our Unattended Cremation Plan allows you to pay for an unattended cremation in advance and covers all the essential elements for a cremation to take place. This includes selecting your preferred Nominated Funeral Director, our professional unattended Funeral Director Services, cremation fees payable to the crematorium of the Nominated Funeral Director’s choice, and if required doctor’s fees, to complete official documents if a coroner has not been involved (this is not required in Scotland).

Our Unattended Cremation Plan is different from some of the other plan providers, as we are part of a Funeral Director Network. This means that once you have been brought into our care, your family will be able to spend time with you in a private room at the Nominated Funeral Director’s premises, should they wish.

This type of plan may be suitable for those seeking simplicity or a no fuss farewell, where budgets may be limited, where families may be based overseas or faraway or if families wish to hold a celebration of their loved one on their own timeline.

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What’s included?

Funeral Director Services

  • Selecting your Nominated Funeral Director from over 240 branches nationwide
  • A dedicated and experienced Funeral Arranger to provide support throughout the arrangements
  • Assist with legal, administrative and arrangements for the cremation to take place
  • Collection from the place of death or other location, restrictions apply
  • Care and preparation before the cremation in professional facilities
  • Religious washing, traditions and rituals can be accommodated if required
  • The option of family and friends to spend time with the Covered Individual in a private room during opening hours at the Nominated Funeral Directors
  • A simple wood-effect veneered coffin
  • A private ambulance and funeral team to convey the Covered Individual to the crematorium of our choice
  • An online memorial tribute web page, including the ability to enable charitable donations
  • A suitable container for the ashes
  • Collection of the ashes from the Nominated Funeral Director or option of delivery for a charge
  • The option of the ashes to be scattered at the crematorium’s Garden of Remembrance
  • For an extra charge, professional embalming (a specialised treatment for the Covered Individual) can be added as part of the Funeral Director Services

We offer support, before and after the funeral

  • We will provide you with a number to a helpline operated by a third party offering practical support to you and your family on matters such as probate, wills, legal issues and bereavement support
  • We can inform a friend or relative that your funeral plan is in place

Third Party Fees

  • Cremation fees (unattended cremation to take place on the date, the time and at the crematorium chosen exclusively by the Nominated Funeral Director. The person responsible for arranging the cremation would be informed of the date)
  • Doctor’s fees (if required)

What’s not included?

The following are not included and cannot be added to our Unattended Cremation Plan:

  • To have family, friends or other mourners in attendance at the cremation is not permitted
  • The ability to specify the crematorium, date or time of when the cremation will take place
  • The option of ceremonial vehicles such as a hearse, limousine and pall bearers
  • A minister, celebrant or officiant as there will not be a service
  • Any upgrades or changes to the coffin
  • Adding any Additional Products & Services (such as catering, flowers and obituary notices) except for embalming which can be added at an additional cost

If you would prefer to have a burial or cremation with a funeral service, where family and friends can also attend, please select one of our attended funeral plans, Choice Essentials Plan or Choice Plus Plan .

To purchase an Unattended Cremation Plan, call our team on 01803 298 243 during office hours, or buy online.

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*Equivalent price shown is a national average, based on branches within the Funeral Partners Network (correct as of Feb 2024)