When someone close to you dies, the last thing you may feel like doing is organising their funeral. Unless you’ve been involved in arranging a funeral before, you may not know what you have to do or how much it will cost.

Saying goodbye to someone you love is always difficult. But knowing what’s involved in arranging a funeral – and being aware of the help that may be available to pay for it – can be helpful.

This helpsheet will give you useful guidance on how to arrange a funeral, what to consider and how to pay for it as well as contact points for more expert advice.