The interment of a loved one is extremely emotional occasion and it is important that your individual needs are met. For this reason, a member of staff by appointment, will be pleased to meet you before any interment takes place, to ensure that the cemetery and section chosen is to your satisfaction.
You must register the death within 5 days in the registration district in which the death happened. If it is not convenient for you to visit the register office for the district, you can go to any other register office in England or Wales to make a “Declaration of the Particulars”.
If the death occurred within Dudley Borough, you can register at either Dudley Council Plus, Dudley Register Office or Stourbridge Register Office.
When someone close to you dies it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Although Grief is hard to cope with it is a natural response to the death of someone who you were close to and over time most people are able to manage their grief with the help and support of their family and friends. Please see the leaflet Looking after yourself when you are grieving for help to manage your grief as well as you can and also the Bereavement Support leaflet. You might also seek practical help from the funeral director, or ask to speak to the celebrant or to a faith group leader for further support. For more help available locally, by phone or by website see the leaflet Dudley self- help information and resources There may be a minority of people who require further support. If you feel this is needed please discuss with your GP.
Memorials are a lasting monument and tribute to a person's life, perhaps the final gift to someone dearly loved. It is therefore important to choose the monument carefully and Bereavement Services can provide advice on the options available to you.