I was thinking about it for a while, then I sent for an information pack, which I found very easy to follow. I was able to pick the best plan for me and how I wanted to pay for it. Now I know my family won't have to find the money when the time comes. I even did one for my husband.– Mrs Ledger
Take care of arrangements in advance
Taking care of funeral arrangements in advance at a time when you can think more rationally, can help avoid making wrong decisions when emotions are heightened at the time of bereavement. If it’s possible to discuss the arrangements with your loved one it can help reassure all involved that everything is taken care of. Or even if it’s not possible to discuss arrangements, taking control of the situation in advance can provide great comfort.
Remove the worry of rising funeral costs
There are also financial benefits of paying for funeral costs in advance. Rising funeral costs mean that in only a few short years, average funeral costs could increase from £4,086 in 2017 to £5,925 by 2024*. A Prepaid Funeral Plan from Dignity fixes funeral costs at today’s prices, so however much costs rise in the future, there will be no more to pay for the services included in the Plan.
A collection of the UK's finest Funeral Directors
When you take out a Prepaid Funeral Plan from Dignity, the Plan includes the services of a Dignity Nominated Funeral Director, who will be on hand to help you with the funeral arrangements when the time comes. Dignity has a network of over 1,200 owned or approved funeral directors across the UK so you can rest assured that your funeral will be in excellent hands.
Your money securely protected independently
You can also take comfort that, regardless of what happens in the future, the money required for the funeral is protected as it is held in a totally independent National Funeral Trust Fund, until the Plan is needed. There is a choice of payment options available. You can choose to make a one-off payment, spread the cost over 12 months at no extra cost, or pay over a period of up to 25 years**. It’s entirely your choice. For payments over a longer period than 12 months there is an administration fee.
Activating a Funeral Plan
When the time comes, it just takes one phone call to set the Funeral Plan into motion. Your Dignity Nominated Funeral Director will take care of all of the arrangements, providing you with help and guidance every step of the way. They will also help you add any personal touches that you wish. The Funeral Plan also includes a 24 hour professional bereavement and advice counselling helpline if required.
Have a look at the Prepaid Funeral Plans Dignity offer.
*Matter Communications Independent Research - 2024 Forecast based on average annual compounded growth rate of 5.45% each year between 2011 and 2017.
**Available to people aged 50-59.