Long story, short. I've lost my son unexpectedly and I can't afford the funeral. It's important for the sake of his 10 year old daughter that we have a basic service and some plaque or stone to mark his resting place. Even that is astonishingly expensive. He would have been 30 this month and was living independently as a single man, but he has no assets. I've got an appointment with the Job centre to discuss the Social Fund, but the RBL can't help because he wasn't a dependant. Does anyone have any experience of a similar case or have any suggestions who I might approach for financial assistance? Thanks.