Joseph Swift Funeral Directors, Westcotes

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Westcotes Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 8 reviews
Rating 4.7

About our Westcotes funeral home

Welcome to Joseph Swift Funeral Directors in Westcotes, Leicester. We are honoured to be able to serve the families in our cherished local community by arranging compassionate, respectful funerals. We have experience arranging all kinds of funerals, from religious ceremonies to woodland burials, and are here to help you honour the memory of your loved one, however that may be.

Established in 1930, we have been conducting dignified funerals from our funeral home on Narborough Road.
Our funeral home is warm and welcoming, and easily accessible from Western Park, Rowley Field, Clarendon Park, Highfields and beyond. We also have two other funeral homes in Leicester, one in Aylestone and other in Humberstone.

Our professional and friendly team members are here to help you at every step. Your wellbeing is of utmost importance to us, so you can rest assured knowing that we will do everything we can to make this time a little easier for you. You can reach us at any time on 0116 254 8825. We will never be more than a phone call away.

What we offer

  • Support, advice and guidance whenever you need it
  • Funeral arrangements tailored to suit your requirements
  • Over 90 years of expertise and local knowledge at hand to help you
  • Burial or Cremation at your chosen site
  • Experience in honouring funeral rites and wishes of families of different faiths and cultures locally
  • Access to chapel of rest to spend some time with your loved one
  • Bespoke funeral transportation, including hearse and limousine
  • Different memorial headstones and personalised tribute options available
  • Ability to secure your families future with a funeral plan
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    The Unattended Funeral
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,253 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,253 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,253 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,253 estimated third party costs
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    The Attended Funeral
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Direct Cremations from £995

You may alternatively prefer a direct cremation, a lower cost and family-led alternative to a traditional funeral. You can choose from a selection of cremation options to celebrate the life of your loved one your own way. No matter what choices you make, you can be sure that the service you receive will be of the highest quality.

Direct Cremations from £995

We are here to guide you through your funeral choices. All Direct Cremation packages include cremation fees, doctor's fees, provision of a simple coffin, transportation of the deceased in specialised vehicles and care of the deceased in a professional mortuary facility until the day of the funeral.

The Unattended Funeral from £995, also known as a Direct Cremation is ideal for those who prefer a simpler affair and those who want to have the cremation now without any attendees, and a service later, on their own terms. Other cremation options include a service with twelve or more attendees, but without the reassuring face-to-face guidance of a funeral director.

For more information and details, please do not hesitate in getting in touch with us at 0116 254 8825.

Where to find us

Address

135 Narborough Road
Leicester LE3 0PB
GB

Directions and Parking

We are situated close to the Upperton Road/Narborough Road Junction.

There is free parking for up to one hour on side streets, and paid parking on Upperton Road at 20 pence for one hour.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 0116 254 8825

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews for Joseph Swift Funeral Directors in Westcotes

Some of the families we have cared for have been kind enough to leave a review , which you can read below:
4.7
Rating 4.7
based on 8 reviews
Rating 5.0
Everyone was very helpful, understanding and professional. We were given the time we needed to make difficult decisions. On the day of the funeral everything came together as hoped and could not have gone any better.
Many thanks to you all.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. It is good to know that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 5.0
Staff at Joseph Swift were so kind and caring when my dad passed away. Daily phone calls from Billy who made the arrangements for us. Nothing was too much trouble for her. She suggested someone to take the service for us at Gilroes too and John was also a great choice by her. Nicky, our funeral director was so respectful. Couldn’t fault the their service at all.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
The staff were very helpful and gave me lots of support when I was trying to organise Mum's funeral.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on your online review. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
From start to finish, my mum and us as a family were very well looked after. It wasn't just about providing a funeral service for mum but the care and attention they had for my family was beyond what we expected.
Billy took care of everything and walked us through all that we needed to do. She was approachable and responsive at all times.

We are really happy with Joseph Swift and would gladly recommend their service!
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us this review. It’s good to hear that you and the family received helpful guidance through this time and that we managed to make the day run as smoothly as possible for you.
Rating 4.0
Well organised and thoughtful, service was excellent.
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for posting your review online. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
Very sensitive and supportive staff & service, all went well on the day!
Response from Joseph Swift Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to complete the online review. I am pleased that you were so well looked after by our team and that that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 4.0
Overall the experience was a very good one. Billy was kind and caring. We had expected, however, that the service itself would be a little less religious - perhaps we did not make this clear to the celebrant.
Rating 5.0
Extremely professional service.Smart courteous caring staff.Our funeral planner B was helpful caring and knowledgeable.
The support given by Joseph Swift at the time you need it most is invaluable.
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