At the beginning of each year, many of us promise ourselves we’ll start doing this, or stop doing that. New Year’s resolutions are usually centred around health, fitness, finances or even a new career and whilst life events don’t stop, a New Year can bring added haste to certain decision making.
Year on year, one thing that hasn’t changed, is Dignity's commitment to providing the highest quality care and services throughout all our Funeral Plans.
If 2017 has taught us anything, it is the importance of pre-planning; often when we don’t know what the ultimate outcome may be. By planning ahead, we are gaining some much needed control to a situation which could have a degree of uncertainly around it.
Of course, in this case we are referring to the planning of your own funeral; or for that of a loved one, hopefully many years from now.
Whilst a funeral plan will allow you to make arrangements in advance, it will also help protect the people you care about, relieving them from a lot of stress and financial worry in the future.
So if you still haven’t thought of a New Year’s resolution, maybe you could take the decision to stop avoiding that difficult conversation about funeral arrangements, and start talking about them openly with your loved ones.
Death and funeral planning are not subjects most people are comfortable talking about. Often, families don’t know their loved one's final wishes, or special unique requests for their funeral. Sharing them now will take a great deal of pressure off their shoulders in what will already be an upsetting time.
2017 was a huge year for funeral plans; Dignity commissioned independent research into the funeral plans market which was undertaken by Fairer Finance who had full editorial control of the subsequent report. As featured on BBC News, it exposed the scale of unscrupulous sales practices in the market whilst praising the value for money when purchased by an established and reputable funeral plan provider.
Dignity remains committed to ensuring our clients are at the centre of everything we do; which was compounded by our BSI Kitemark award for Customer Service. Incidentally, we were the first company to achieve this award in the UK.
In addition, our Diamond Funeral Plan was one of only five funeral plans to receive the prestigious Defaqto 5 Star Rating, acknowledging our more comprehensive guarantees, superior client service and the flexibility we can offer.
Into the Future
All four of Dignity’s high quality Prepaid Funeral Plans, combined with our extremely high levels of customer service, have ensured we are better placed than ever to help you plan for your future.
No one can be sure when the time will come, so taking the time now to talk about your final wishes for your funeral makes perfect sense, not just for you, but also for your family. It can bring peace of mind, allowing you to relax knowing that your plans are understood and loved ones will give you the send off you want. Financially, our plans will ensure that your family do not need to worry about rising funeral costs either.
If you are using the New Year as the impetus to get your plans in order, simply request your personal guide to our Prepaid Funeral Plans today, or give our award winning team a call on 0800 587 2541.