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Arranging a Funeral? Here's some ideas about what to do and who can help.

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Useful contacts

Here are some places where you can get help and advice:

Age Scotland
Silver Line Scotland 0800 4 70 80 90
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/publications/information-fact-sheets/

Cruse Bereavement Scotland
0845 600 2227
www.crusescotland.org.uk/

Department of Work and Pensions: Information on claiming Funeral payments
0345 606 0265
https://www.gov.uk/funeral-payments/how-to-claim

Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief
http://www.goodlifedeathgrief.org.uk/

LGBT Health and Wellbeing
LGBT helpline 0300 123 2523
http://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/

Natural Death Centre
01962 712 690
http://www.naturaldeath.org.uk/

Samaritans in Scotland
116 123
http://www.samaritans.org/your-community/samaritans-work-scotland

Quaker Social Action Down to Earth Project (provides support for people struggling with the costs of a funeral)
020 8983 5030
http://www.quakersocialaction.org.uk/Pages/Category/down-to-earth

The Good Funeral Guide (offers an overview of your options)
http://www.goodfuneralguide.co.uk/

If you require a copy of this leaflet in any other format or a different language please contact Ian Glover at ian.glover@gov.scot or 0300 244 4000 (ask for Ian Glover) or Text Relay Service: 18001+ 0300 244 4000 (service for deaf people).