Gooding Funeral Services | Estimates & Advice

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Estimates & Advice

You can always rely on us to be here to guide and assist you every step of the way. Arrangements for a funeral can be made in the comfort and privacy of our light and friendly funeral home. Should you prefer however, to make funeral arrangements in familiar more surroundings, we are happy to visit you in your own home or even your place of work, if you have access to a private space or meeting room there.

Our funeral arrangers will walk you through every step of the procedure. They will explain all the processes and costs clearly and will take care to ensure that you understand and are entirely happy with every last detail. In the event that your loved one left specific instructions, a will or pre-paid funeral plan, then we will work with you to carry out their last wishes.

At the end of the meeting, your funeral arranger will provide you with a fully itemised estimate, for your information and personal records.

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Professional Fees Explained

Professional fees are the charges under the control of the funeral director. These include the funeral director’s attendance to all arrangements, including the completion of necessary documentation, hand delivery of those documents, telephone calls, home visits, the conveyance of your loved one to our funeral home, their preparation and care, personal supervision of the funeral, provision of a hearse and a coffin suitable for either cremation or burial.

Disbursements Explained

Disbursements are the charges paid out by the funeral director on behalf of the family while arranging the funeral. Examples of these charges are:

  • Cemetery fees
  • Crematorium fees
  • Doctors fees (where appropriate)
  • Parochial fees
  • Ministers / speakers fees
  • Obituaries / acknowledgements
  • Flowers
  • Gratuities
  • Order of service sheets booklets and other stationery
  • Catering
  • Any other additional extras that you may require

Social Fund & Other Assistance With Funeral Costs

The Social Fund is a state benefit which may make a contribution towards the cost of a simple funeral within the United Kingdom. The Social Fund may contribute towards the cost of the following services:

  • Conveying your loved one to our funeral home chapel – if they died away from home but within the United Kingdom
  • Cemetery or cremation fees
  • Contribution towards the fees of the funeral director
  • Doctor's Fees

Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee the availability of any Social Fund funeral payments, as every family circumstance will differ.

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Hugh Gooding Funeral Services Limited trading as Gooding Funeral Services, is an appointed representative of Golden Charter Limited trading as Golden Charter Funeral Plans, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:965279).

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