Last updated: 20 January 2023
When someone dies, the executor or nearest relative is usually responsible for making funeral arrangements. Many people choose a funeral director to take care of the arrangements for them.
Choosing a funeral director
Make sure you choose a funeral director you're happy with. Some people get recommendations from a friend, other people search online. You can search for a funeral director on the following websites:
- Yellow Pages
- National Association of Funeral Directors
- Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors
Arranging a funeral yourself
If you are arranging a funeral yourself, please contact us.
Paying for a funeral
Most funerals are paid for in advance by a pre-paid funeral plan or insurance policy. Read the GOV.UK guidance on arranging a funeral for more information.
If you're on a low income and need help paying for a funeral, you could be entitled to a funeral payment.
Read our information on cemeteries in Waltham Forest or contact us for advice and guidance.
We do not own or manage the Waltham Forest Muslim Burial Trust Cemetery. This is a private owned cemetery.
We don’t own a crematorium but these are the 3 closest to the borough:
Enfield Cemetery and Crematorium
Great Cambridge Road
London EN1 4DS
Tel: 020 8363 8324