Help With Paying

If there is no estate to cover the funeral expenses, and all close relatives of the deceased are claiming benefits, you may be entitled to help with some of the cost of the funeral. Bear in mind that the Social Fund will not reimburse the full cost of a funeral.

The Department of Work and Pensions will take your application for help with paying over the phone on 0345 60 60 625 – option #2.  To apply by post, contact Jobcentre Plus and ask for the notes entitled ‘Funeral Payment from the Social Fund’ and form SF200 Funeral Payment from the Social Fund. You can also download these forms from this site: www.gov.uk/funeral-payments.

If you are not in receipt of benefits and are unable to cover the funeral expenses, explain your position to the hospital or your local council. They will find a dignified solution for you.

If you wish to use Leverton & Sons and require a payment plan, we can consider repayments over a maximum of 12 months.  To find a solution, please contact us and we’ll try to help.

Fair Funerals Pledge:

We are proud to have signed up to the Fair Funerals Pledge to help tackle the problem of funeral poverty. The Pledge is to:

1. Recognise funerals can be expensive and many people struggle with the cost.

2. Make our most affordable funeral package visible to the public, including third party costs.

3. Charge clear prices for goods and services so people know what they’re buying. Communicate costs in initial conversations and prominently display full price lists.

Email:  fairfunerals@qsa.org.uk
Phone:  0208 983 5051
Website: www.fairfuneralscampaign.org.uk

Fair Funerals - We have signed the pledge

Immediate Assistance

In the case of someone dying at home, or if you need to contact us for immediate assistance out of our office hours, please do call us. We can arrange collection at any time of day or night:

My heartfelt thanks go to Craig and the team who took care of my Dad earlier this month. From start to finish it was perfect. Their care and professionalism was spot on.

Review by Carol H left on 22 May 2024

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The service we have received from Levertons has been empathetic, understanding and non judgemental. We dealt with Carmel and she was efficient, and thoughtful, making a difficult time, easier to manage. My uncle died alone, having lived a solitary life. As a family we had no idea of his wishes, but knew that a large busy funeral would not have fitted in with who he was. We opted for a quite non attended cremation, and it was arranged seamlessly, and efficiently, helping the family that remained, to have peace that he had some dignity at the time of death. Due to the distance, it was all managed online and over the phone, which meant easy communications to all the family. We have used Levertons for all family in London and would recommend then time and time over. Thank you from us

Review by Lesley M left on 16 May 2024

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After what has been a testing couple of months, Leverton handled the funeral of my late Brother Stefan with compassion and dignity, and arranged for his ashes to be scattered at Golders Green Crematorium in the same place as his parents. I would like to thank them for their patience and kindness throughout this difficult time.

Review by Maureen S left on 16 May 2024

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Very friendly helpful and competent. A pleasure to use

Review by Simon K left on 15 May 2024

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Good afternoon All, On behalf of my family and myself I would like to extend our deepest appreciation for all the care and support rendered to us at our most vulnerable time. Thank you for everything and I would certainly recommend your incredible service to friends and family in future. Much regards Cynthia Sarfo Mensah (Widow) Awuku Danso family.

Review by Cynthia S left on 15 May 2024

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Debbie and all of Levertons looked after both my mum five years ago and my uncle last month they were -without doubt amazing caring and professional. I can't thank them enough.

Review by Andrea K left on 15 May 2024

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Review by Michael P left on 15 May 2024

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Kathryn was kind, patient and always flexible with arrangements. It's a compliment to say she was also entirely professional: when you're organising a funeral you're not usually at your most efficient, so it's essential to have someone who is. My thanks to her and her team.

Review by Roger H left on 13 May 2024

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I cannot recommend Levertons highly enough. Craig Parker was so helpful, and made all the arrangements for my mother's funeral, and his colleague Lorna Walkden ensured that everything went smoothly on the day. It mean that I could focus on the event, without worrying about the arrangements. A source of great comfort and reassurance at a very difficult time.

Review by Lorna H left on 13 May 2024

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Highly recommended, thought Levertons were professional and dignified throughout the whole process of the funeral arrangements. My particular thanks goes to Lorna for her professionalism through our experience in dealing with Levertons

Review by Michael F left on 13 May 2024

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