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We Are Direct Cremations

0333 188 2810

Burntwood Way, Burntwood, Staffordshire, WS7 4XE

Welcome to We Are Direct Cremations – we exist to help you say goodbye to the people you love, however you want to say it.

At We Are Direct Cremations, we understand that losing a loved one is difficult. That's why we provide reliable and compassionate direct cremation services to families in our community. We're here to help you through this difficult time.

Our cremation services are simple, stress-free and cost-effective, so if you’re after a straightforward service, or you want flexibility to do things the way you want, we’re the ideal choice.

Why thousands of people are opting for direction cremations.

The world is changing – more and more people are opting for a direct cremation rather than a standard funeral, and for lots of us, it makes perfect sense. Going for a direct cremation hands control to you, allowing you to organise the send-off that best reflects the person you’re saying goodbye to. Traditional funerals are great for some, but lots of people are seeking something more personal and flexible. Whether it’s because you don’t attend a church, or you just want to do something different, direct cremation gives them that flexibility and control. Whether you just want a service of celebration with an urn, a scattering of ashes or just a straightforward cremation with no fuss, direct cremation gives you that choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do a direct cremation? How is it different to a regular cremation?

A direct cremation is ‘unattended’ – you won’t be there, and there won’t be a service or anything like that. You’ll get the ashes back within 5 working days, and then you’re able to do whatever works for you.

When you use We Are Direct Cremations, you’ll get the ashes back faster than anywhere else – most direct cremation companies will usually take between a fortnight and a month to get them back to you.

Do I need to use a Funeral Director?

No. A direct cremation means you can do whatever you want, whether that’s a service at the local golf club, a wake at the pub, or a low-key, family-only affair. We can liaise with Funeral Directors though, so if you’re going in that direction, we can still help.

What’s the difference between a funeral and a direct cremation?

A funeral refers to the actual ceremony, often in a church, where the coffin is brought in, and there’s a service of some description. Following that service, people opt either for a burial or a cremation. A direct cremation is just the “cremation” bit and nothing else, which makes it a lot more affordable.

How long does a direct cremation take?

Our service is extremely swift. We aim to deliver your loved one’s ashes back to you within 5 days of collection.

Why choose a prepaid funeral plan?

Taking out a prepaid funeral plan can bring many benefits to you and your family. Some of these may include:

  • Alleviates financial burden - one of the benefits of taking out a funeral plan is securing the funeral directors services at today’s price, these are guaranteed to be covered at the time of need if fully paid. Disbursements are not fully guaranteed though, there could be a shortfall which your family may have to cover, see terms and conditions or talk to us for more details.
  • Reduces emotional stress - planning a loved one’s funeral can be an emotionally challenging time for family and close friends. By planning your funeral before the time comes, this could reduce emotional and financial stress for your loved ones.
  • Tailor made for you - by arranging your funeral ahead of time, you are able to design it specifically to your own individual requirements – meaning its bespoke to you and your preferences.

Tailor-made funeral plans

If none of the set plans are exactly what you had in mind, we can work with you to create a tailor-made funeral plan that specifically meets your needs. You may find it useful to use one of our pre-existing prepaid funeral plans as a guide to help you begin the process. Then you could add an extra limousine, for example, or decide that you would prefer the service to take place in your local church rather than a crematorium chapel.

Whatever your thoughts, talk to us and we'll guide you through the funeral planning process. We will then check with your preferred funeral director fees and charges in our system that all prices and elements are correct before confirming with you. We will detail all the fees and charges giving you a final amount to pay. Whatever your agreed plans, the funeral directors services are guaranteed to be provided with no further costs at the time of need. There may be a contribution required at the time of need in relation to disbursement costs, see terms for full details.

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