We deal with the sensitive issue of arranging for the burial or cremation of those who die within the borough where satisfactory arrangements would not otherwise be made.

Do it by phone

020 7926 8934
Registry Office

Call for more information or to speak to someone about arranging a statutory funeral.

Who can use this service

Lambeth Council is obliged to make funeral arrangements for deceased persons when no other satisfactory means are available. This is done in keeping with the deceased cultural and/or religious wishes if they are known.

Costs for this service

We are empowered to recover costs from any estate of a deceased person. Any remaining funds then passes to the Treasury. Often the full costs need to be met by the Council.

What you need to know...

We work closely with the coroner, social services residential care, the police and the Government Treasury.