Arranging a Funeral

Iqbal Funeral & Memorials Services help to ease the stress of arranging a funeral of your loved ones. If you require help in funeral arrangements, please contact our office and showroom based in Blackburn, Lancashire on 01254 695303

Arranging A Funeral

Once you have obtained the burial or cremation from the registrar, please contact us to start the funeral process. This can be done at a time and place to suit you.  Either at our main office or in the comfort of your home.  We want to make it as stress free, and as relaxing as we possibly can. After the initial contact the application for cremation or burial will be completed. We will also discuss the funeral arrangements such as who will conduct the service, if any there are any music requirement to be played at the service. If a cremation is chosen, we would discuss your wishes for the cremated remains.

It is important for us to tailor make the service to fit your needs, we will never tell you what type of service you should have. We are here to help guide you and offer suggestions so that you can make an informed decision. 

Once the funeral arrangements are completed, the Funeral Director will confirm the time and place of the funeral, and also deliver all appropriate documents to the crematorium or cemetery, collect the deceased and provide and deliver the coffin to the crematorium or cemetery.

Social Security Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) Funeral Payment

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Social Security Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) Funeral Payment. This covers the cost of the funeral directors services, the doctor’s certificate and the fees charged by the local authority responsible for cremation or burial.

For more information and to see if you are eligible please click here- Social Security Department of Works and Pensions (DWP)

How to Claim

You need to make a claim within 90 days by completing a Social Fund Form (SF200) – which is available here – Social Fund Form (SF200). You will need to include your invoice, funds are usually released within 28 days.

For more information or if you would like to speak to us about our funeral services please ring 01254 695303 or email us at