Help with bereavement

You can get practical advice/help from a funeral director, the family doctor, a solicitor, welfare officers and personnel departments at workplaces, your minister of religion, a social services department or Citizens Advice, a health visitor or district nurse who attended the deceased may also be able to help. If the death was in hospital ask the sister or hospital chaplain. Please also see our Registration Service’s Practical Help for the Bereaved.

Support and Comfort

You may feel that you want more than practical advice/help, and that you need to talk with someone sympathetic who is outside your immediate family or with other people who have been through a similar experience. There are several organisations in England and Wales who offer this kind of support. A list of some of these organisations are given below.

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council – Main Fees and Charges with effect from 1st April 2014

* For the exclusive right of burial in a grave space including the right to erect a memorial earthen 8’x4’ for two interments

£431.00

*For the exclusive right of burial including the right to erect a memorial earthen grave 8’x4’ for three interment s (where available)

£462.00

*For the exclusive right of burial in a lapsed grave (where available containing one or more interments) including the right to erect a memorial earthen 8’x4’ two interments only

£431.00

*For the exclusive right of burial in a grave space including the right to erect a memorial 8’x4’ of which it is the intention to have constructed a walled or bricked grave prior to interment .  Such construction to be carried out by other than the Burial Authority with materials to be of an approved standard

£746.00

*For the exclusive right of burial in an Infant Section grave including the right to erect a memorial and subject to the rules and regulations governing the same

£30.00

For the provision of an extension to an Existing Right of Burial where the original Right has lapsed

£12.00

*In all cases where the person is whom the right is purchased is not a resident of the Rhondda Cynon Taff area a surcharge of 100% will be applied.

 

For the interment, including all labour in a grave or vault whereby the right to bury has been purchased of:

 

A still born child

No charge

A person who, at the time of death, has not attained their sixteenth birthday

No charge

A person whose age at the time of death has exceeded sixteen years

£431.00

Second or subsequent interment

£431.00

*In all cases where the person at the time of death was not resident of the Rhondda Cynon Taff area a surcharge of 100% will be applied.

 

To excavate a grave for the purpose of identifying whether future interments may take place, when records indicate no further room is available. N.B. this fee is deducted from interment fee if room is subsequently available and the interment proceeds at the time.

£264.00

For the cremation of and including the fee for the Certificate of Cremation, medical referee and the use of the Chapel organ, organist and Wesley System:

 

A person who, at the time of death, had not attained their sixteenth birthday

 

No charge

A person whose age at the time of death exceeded sixteen years

 

£590.00

For the cremation of a body part

£95.00

* A unified fee for cremation is charged to residents and non- residents of the Rhondda Cynon Taff area.

 

* For the exclusive right of burial in a cremated remains plot.


£212.00

* For the interment of cremated remains contained in an urn or casket in a cremation plot, vault or grave in respect of which the right to bury has been purchased.


£212.00

*In all cases where the person at the time of death was not resident of the Rhondda Cynon Taff area a surcharge of 100% will be applied

 

For the loose deposit of cremated remains at a rosebush

 

£131.00

*In all cases where the person at the time of death was not resident of the Rhondda Cynon Taff area a surcharge of 100% will be applied

 

For the scattering of cremated remains on the memorial garden lawns or upon private graves

 £92.00

For the placing of a memorial headstone upon an earthen grave


£212.00

For the erection of a wooden cross

No charge

For each and every name inscribed after the first

 

£74.00

Renovation or refurbishment only to an existing memorial


No charge

For the placing of a memorial headstone upon cremated remains plot


£212.00

For the right to erect a standard tablet 15”x9” on a kerbstone (leased by the Authority) for a maximum period of 10 years, including one inscribed name

 

£234.00

For the right to erect a standard tablet 30”x9” on a kerbstone (leased by the Authority) for a maximum period of 10 years, including one inscribed name

 

£470.00

For the right to erect a standard tablet 10”x6” on a kerbstone (leased by the Authority) for a maximum period of 10 years, including one inscribed name

 

£180.00

For all additional inscriptions

£74.00

N.B. All memorial permits are issued subject to the Rules and Regulations governing the same.  Copies of these Rules and Regulations are available for inspection/perusal at Bereavement Services Offices.

 


Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care has 180 branches and nearly 7,000 volunteers who provide a nationwide service of the highest standard of emotional support, counselling and information to anyone bereaved by death, regardless of age, race or belief. This is a national charity set up to offer free, confidential help to bereaved people. You can contact them at:

126 Sheen Road
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 1UR

Tel: 020 8940 4818
Bereavement Line: 0845 758 5565
Website: www.Crusebereavementcare.org.uk

The Child Bereavement Trust

This charity has on-line information for young people who have lost someone close. www.childbereavement.org.uk

Bereavement Direct

This site offers practical guidance on dealing with a bereavement including organising a funeral, registering a death, financial assistance and support services.

Bereavement Direct Webpage

Bereavement Direct (over 50’s)

Offers practical advice about making a will, what to do when someone dies and Government Assistance.