About Us

    About Slaithwaite Funeral Services

    We have been located at our interesting premises on Old Bank since it became a funeral home around 50 years ago. The building is the Grade II listed former Slaithwaite Free School, founded in 1721.

    The team at our Slaithwaite funeral home will provide advice at every stage of the funeral planning process, and will arrange an individual and unique funeral to help you celebrate the life of your loved one.

    Here at Slaithwaite Funeral Services we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Helen Beresford

    Funeral Arranger

    Helen has worked in the funeral industry for 19 years. She works in the village where she was born and knows most of the people in the village. She says “It gives me great pleasure helping them at their time in need when arranging a loved ones funeral.”
    She enjoys local charity work, some of which is listed below:
    Slaithwaite meals on wheels on a Wednesday delivering meals to the elderly in their homes.
    Huddersfield Street Angels – Team Leader – Once a month on a Saturday evening at 10pm along with 2 other street angels we patrol the streets of our local town (Huddersfield) until 2am Sunday morning, looking after the young and old revellers in the town.
    Slaithwaite Funeral Home is also a drop off point for Huddersfield Change Project who help the homeless in Huddersfield.
    She has also previously been a Trustee of local charity The Joseph Salmon Trust.

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01484 842 212 visit branch or arrange a home visit