Uniquely Serving You...

About Us

Privileged and honoured to have the opportunity to serve the local community in Salford & Manchester with helping you to celebrate your loved ones in your unique way.

OUR APPROACH

We have the privilege of helping families honour their loved ones and our goal is to do everything we can to ensure that they feel cared for and respected throughout the process.

Led by our founder Paul Miller, we are proud to serve the Manchester and Salford community with independent funeral care services that put you and your family needs at the centre of all decisions. 

You can never go back and do it again. We want you to honour your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honour their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing…a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind. 

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...Paul helped me when my mum passed recently. To say Paul went the extra mile to help through these tough times would be an understatement. He was fantastic through it all and was there for anything I needed. I simply couldn't have organised my mums funeral from start to finish without him. If you want a funeral directors that care more than others use Unique funerals Walkden Thank you for everything"

Martin Smyth

Our Vision & Values

Our vision is to be the only choice for local residents who want to give the ideal farewell to their loved ones.

Your trust in us has enabled us to build on our reputation for providing a fully comprehensive funeral service that combines exceptional quality with value for money on the  investment you make at such a poignant time.

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Care

Our leading value is care. We care for you, your loved one with the upmost empathy and respect. We value our role in the community and care deeply for being the leading local choice for funeral directors in Manchester.

Creativity

We want you to celebrate your loved one in exactly the way that reflects their personality and wishes - which means we embrace creativity and finding truly unique solutions for the ultimate send off - whatever that may look like!

Compassion

This is the most difficult time for you. One that you may not have had time to prepare for, or one you have been thinking about for some time. Whatever your situation or budget, here at Unique Funerals we embody compassion and empathy at all times.

Our Promise &
Commitment To You

100% Attention

Every single funeral that we organise is vigorously monitored to ensure the highest quality service is provided.

24/7 Availability

We are there for you when you need us in the event of losing a loved one, providing a speedy compassionate response.

Local Knowledge

“This is Manchester, we do things differently here”. We are from here – so you don’t get a faceless corporation in your time of need.

Transparency

Our commitment to fair and transparent prices means you can rely on us with peace of mind you are getting value.

Discretion

We know that this is the most difficult time for you; we provide a service with your discretion in mind at such a difficult time.

Kindness

Check any of our reviews and  you will see that kindness and empathy are what shine through in everyone’s feedback. We are so proud of this!

Want a themed funeral?
We can help!

Themed funerals are a wonderful way to honour a loved one’s memory uniquely and creatively. Themes can include favourite teams or hobbies, nature or personal interests – even a favourite TV show! They create the ultimate in a personalised, meaningful experience for attendees to celebrate a life in a memorable way. The sky is the limit when it comes to creating the funeral you think is most befitting; get in touch with us to chat about what you would like to create…

We were recommended through a family friend and Paul and Stuart were fantastic. My dad received the send off he truly deserved and myself and my family cannot thank them enough!"

LIAM W

Our Facilities

We’ve worked hard to make our surroundings as comforting and as safe as possible, for you during this difficult time and we pride ourselves on the functionality and appearance of our premises.  We are constantly updating and improving our premises and equipment to provide you with the highest level of care and professional standards.

It is important that every part of Unique funerals Walkden meets the same expectations as the next.  Our spacious arrangement room provides a comfortable and peaceful environment to help you decide what funeral arrangements best suit your loved one.

Our Chapels of Rest are climate controlled and designed to provide a private and intimate space for you to say a final goodbye.  Each of our Chapels is adaptable to suit any non-religious or religious denomination and can be personalised to reflect the life of your loved one.

The ultimate role of a funeral director, above all else, is the safe care and preparation of your loved one. We take this role very seriously and have invested heavily in our purpose-designed and built mortuary facility which incorporates NHS standard equipment. Without any doubt, we consider our mortuary care to be the best there is.

Visit Our Coffin Showroom

Our coffin showroom enables you to be able to see the quality of the products we provide and features a selection of our most popular coffins and caskets in a wide range of designs, materials, and styles with prices to meet every family’s needs and budget.

Memberships & Associations

Unique funerals Walkden are one of only a few Manchester funeral directors who are members of both SAIF – Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors and the NAFD – National Association of Funeral Directors, giving you peace of mind that you are working with a professional organisation at such an important time.

Ethical Standards

We adhere to nationally recognised standards in the industry to bring you the security that we operate ethically at all times.

Inspection Ready At All Times

Both SAIF and NAFD rigorously maintain their standards through a series of inspections and visits to our premises to monitor our compliance to the highest standards.

Bereavement Support

As a member of SAIF, you will be able to access SAIF Care, a package of bereavement support services. SAIF Care includes a telephone bereavement careline and email support.

Simple Funeral Funding

For those who are eligible, we can help with applications for financial support from the government or other bodies when low income or financial difficulties are a concern.

Recently lost a loved one?

More On SAIF & NAFD

SAIF (the Society of Allied and Independent funerals) was established in 1989 and represents more than 900 privately owned, independent funeral homes across the UK.

For many, losing a loved one is an emotional experience that needs to be faced only occasionally in a lifetime. Yet, at this very moment of deepest grief, some important and difficult decisions still need to be made.

This is where the compassion, professionalism, and community commitment of a SAIF independent funeral director can help to make this most difficult of times that little bit more bearable. Independent funeral directors are known for their high standard of service and a caring, traditional approach, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Local and often family run – We are part of the community and offer a traditional, friendly approach.

High quality and professional service – We take the greatest care when arranging every aspect of a funeral to ensure you receive the standards you expect and deserve.

Industry-leading standards – As a member of the trade body for independent funeral directors (SAIF), we follow an industry-leading code of practice and are regularly inspected.

Clear choice of options – We offer an array of funeral options all clearly outlined from the very beginning so you can choose what is right for you.

Bereavement support – You will be able to access SAIF Care, a package of bereavement support services. SAIF Care includes a telephone bereavement careline and email support.

Personal and friendly – We take time to get to know you and provide support to anyone who walks through our door.

Competitive and transparent pricing – As an independent firm with a community at its heart, we recognise that cost is a big concern for many families. As a result, our prices are very competitive and often lower than larger funeral organisations. The full cost of a funeral (including all third-party fees such as those for coffins, catering, and flowers) will be clearly explained upfront and we offer a range of payment options.

Simple funeral – As a member of SAIF we offer a simple funeral option for families on a low income. This maintains the high standards and dignity you would expect from a funeral but at a lower cost. For those who are eligible, we can also help with applications for financial support from the government or other bodies click here for more information with help with paying for a funeral.

The NAFD’s lion logo is acknowledged as a ‘kitemark’ of quality assurance, guaranteeing the highest professional standards. Bereaved families can turn to an NAFD member firm with confidence to arrange a funeral that is a fitting final farewell to their loved one.

Founded in 1905, the National Association of Funeral Directors’ (NAFD) mission is to ‘Help funeral directors care for the bereaved’.  For more than a hundred years it has been dedicated to maintaining the highest of standards throughout the funeral profession to ensure bereaved families receive the advice and support they need and deserve, regardless of circumstances.

The National Association of Funeral Directors demands high professional standards so, in order to be accepted into membership, funeral firms are assessed against strict criteria. Members of the NAFD are then required to abide by a stringent Code of Practice and are monitored regularly to ensure a high quality of service is maintained.

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Want to be proactive in your planning?

Secure your family’s future with a prepaid funeral plan. By planning ahead, you can ensure that your loved ones won’t have to bear the burden of funeral costs when you’re no longer around. With our prepaid funeral plans, you can guarantee a dignified farewell that reflects your wishes at today’s prices, taking the pressure off your family at a time when they need it most. You can relax knowing that everything is taken care of, from the ceremony to the casket – allowing your family to focus on healing and remembering your life.  

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