A pre-paid funeral plan is the most effective method to guarantee your funeral is cared for and paid for in advance. It covers the price of the funeral services agreed in with us in advance and at the same time, offers loved ones the aid and assistance they will need at a difficult time.
If you’ve ever planned a funeral for a loved one, you’ll recognise this can be an upsetting and expensive experience. Unless you went through the details with them beforehand, you won’t have known what sort of funeral they wanted. Adding to this, the need to find the cash to cover funeral costs, could lead to unnecessary suffering and economic pain.
What is a funeral plan?
A funeral plan covers the cost of your send-off when you pass away. We can provide these for you, guiding you through the process allowing time and space to consider all the options available. The payment is held safely in trust with our plan provider until the time comes. This means your family members are spared of the challenge of planning the funeral and will not be needed to cover any costs or administration.
What will the plan cover?
Typically funeral plans will cover the basics of a funeral plus anything you would personally like to include. This includes the cost of a casket, treatment of the body, transportation of the body to a funeral director and a hearse.
It usually will not include additional items such as such as flowers, providing for a wake, a paper notification or extra vehicles to deliver family members. But if you want to include an allocation for these, we are able to do that.
It is essential that you clarify specifically what will be covered and what will not when booking your plan. Many advertised funeral planning companies offer standard packages which simply do not cover all your wishes, leaving your family to pay the difference. We would always recommend you discuss your funeral plan directly with your funeral director of choice in order to be sure your wishes are carried out and sufficient funds set aside.
What does a funeral plan cost?
As with a funeral itself, the plan can be as extravagant or as simple as you choose. We do not operate a ‘one size fits all’ method either to our funeral provision or funeral planning.
We can offer you a choice of either a cremation or a burial plan. We also offer Eco-friendly funerals and green burials. Just as each person is unique, so is every funeral. Our plans are the same.
A standard package will be priced from £1,945 plus disbursements and will cover you for a basic funeral including a coffin, hearse, bearers and all administration. It will include the option for family members to set funeral day and time and appointments for family members to visit the chapel. Your family are also eligible for bereavement assistance should that be of help.
Please call us on 01423 712062 for any assistance day or night.