Family arranged burials
Most people who want to arrange a funeral without using a funeral director have firm ideas of what they want to do and how they want to do it. However, others will be starting from scratch.
The following sources of help and information will probably help you plan the funeral.
Care for the deceased
Storing the body between the death taking place and the funeral is the responsibility of the person taking charge of the funeral. The Natural Death Handbook includes details of funeral directors who are prepared to provide a storage-only or storage-and-embalming service for families who want to arrange their own funerals.
Handbooks and leaflets
The Natural Death Handbook - A Manual for Improving the Quality of Living and Dying edited by Nicholas Albery, Gil Elliot and Joseph Elliot of the Natural Death Centre from the following address:
Leaflet D49 - What to do after a death published by the Department of Social Security and available from Social Security offices, Citizens' Advice Bureaus or the Leaflets Unit, PO Box 21, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1AY