Funeral help

At Melton and the Vale, Independent Funeral Directors, we appreciate that the first few steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Our team in Melton Mowbray can help plan all the arrangements and deal with as much as we can for you.

We’re here by your side

Dealing with the passing of a loved one can be quite overwhelming, and it’s difficult to know what exactly to do. Our family funeral directors have been helping families across Leicestershire for many years, and can guide you through the process. You can contact us at any time, day or night if you need help and support.

If your loved one passes away at home

If the death occurs in a private residence, you must immediately inform your family doctor or the emergency services. Once the death has been certified, you should phone us straight away. The death should be registered within 5 days, and we can help you with this.

If your loved one passes away in a hospital

If the death occurs in a hospital, they will issue a medical certificate and help you deal with the Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths. Phone us as soon as you feel able to.

If your loved one passes away in a hospital

If the death occurs in a hospital, they will issue a medical certificate and help you deal with the Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths. Phone us as soon as you feel able to.

Registering a death

The first step in the process is registering the death in the area where the death occurred. To register a death, you must submit a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death form and as many other forms and certificates as you can find, we can advise you on these. Kindly ensure that you have a green form when you leave the Registrar. This is very important for our team to have, so we can make the funeral arrangements.

Who can register?

A person present at the time of death
A close relative of the deceased
A relative in attendance during last illness
A relative living in the area where the death occurred
The person arranging the funeral

Who can register?

A person present at the time of death
A close relative of the deceased
A relative in attendance during last illness
A relative living in the area where the death occurred
The person arranging the funeral

Investigating a sudden passing

In the event of an unexpected, sudden or unnatural death, it is reported to a coroner. The coroner has the power to investigate and decide if a post-mortem is necessary and issue a Death Notification Form, afterwards.

Funeral arrangements

At Melton and the Vale, we can help you make all the necessary arrangements, including the flowers and catering. Get in touch with our team to discuss your requirements. If they already had a pre-paid funeral, you can rest assured that we will execute everything just the way they wanted.

Funeral arrangements

At Melton and the Vale, we can help you make all the necessary arrangements, including the flowers and catering. Get in touch with our team to discuss your requirements. If they already had a pre-paid funeral, you can rest assured that we will execute everything just the way they wanted.

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