Purchase A Funeral Plan

With funeral costs rising far in excess of the annual rate of inflation, it’s an unfortunate fact that, for families, budgeting for a funeral by traditional means may no longer be sufficient to cover the cost.

According to the Sun Life Cost of Dying Report 2013, average funeral costs have risen from £1,230 in 1997 to £4,000 today – an increase of £225%! Conservative estimates suggest that by 2024 a funeral will cost, on average, between £7,000 and £8,000.

Funeral Plans

With a pre-paid funeral plan it guarantees that however long you live, and however expensive a funeral is when you pass away, there will always be sufficient funds to cover all the funeral director’s fees and services.

In common with all funeral plan providers, the money you pay for your Safe Hands funeral plan is held in a secure trust fund, set up in conjunction with an award-winning firm of specialist solicitors, and overseen by an independent panel of qualified Trustees. Safe Hands guarantees that when the time comes, there will always be sufficient funds available within the Trust to cover  the cost of all the funeral director’s fees and services.

There is a comprehensive range of plans to suit all tastes and budgets. Each can be tailored to suit particular preferences… from the big things – like whether you want a cremation or burial – to the small things, like your choice of music and flowers. Your plan can be changed or upgraded at any time.

The Safe Hands funeral plan also offers flexibility allowing two people to share a single plan. The benefit of the plan is that is can be applied either at first death or at second death.

It should be noted that should you wish to be buried the burial plot will have to be purchased separately at your local cemetery. The price of your plot will be in addition to the price of your plan.

If you’ve decided that a pre-paid funeral plan is for you, then here are the options available to you;

 

Topaz:

The most affordable within the plan range.

Includes:

  • Funeral Director’s Fees & Services (including care & preparation of the deceased)
  • A standard, veneered, coffin with nameplate
  • A funeral hearse and 2 bearers (additional bearers can be provided at £50 per bearer)
  • 24 hour transfer of the deceased to a funeral home/chapel of rest (within 20 mile radius)
  • Arranging the funeral service with the crematorium/cemetery
  • Family support and guidance provided by the funeral director
  • Funeral procession from home/funeral home to crematorium/cemetery
  • Mutual agreement on date & time of the funeral
  • Visit to the chapel of rest during opening hours

Excludes:

  • 3rd Party Charges

Plan Price: £1,995 excluding 3rd Party Charges*

 

Pearl:

Ideal for those looking for simplicity. Your loved ones will have the reassurance of a traditional, dignified, ceremony, with no compromise on level of care and attention to detail.

Includes:

  • Funeral Director’s Fees & Services (including care & preparation of the deceased)
  • A standard, veneered, coffin with nameplate
  • A funeral hearse and 2 bearers (additional bearers can be provided at £50 per bearer)
  • 24 hour transfer of the deceased to a funeral home/chapel of rest (within 20 mile radius)
  • Arranging the funeral service with the crematorium/cemetery
  • Family support and guidance provided by the funeral director
  • Funeral procession from home/funeral home to crematorium/cemetery
  • Mutual agreement on date & time of the funeral
  • Visit to the chapel of rest during opening hours
  • An allowance of £1,100 to cover 3rd Party Charges

Plan Price: £2,945 including 3rd Party Charges*

 

Sapphire:

The most popular in the range, it includes a quality, lined and veneered coffin, and a limousine to transport your loved ones to the ceremony.

Includes:

  • Funeral Director’s Fees & Services (including care & preparation of the deceased)
  • A wood-veneered, coffin with nameplate
  • A funeral hearse and 4 bearers
  • One following limousine
  • 24 hour transfer of the deceased to a funeral home/chapel of rest (within 20 mile radius)
  • Arranging the funeral service with the crematorium/cemetery
  • Family support and guidance provided by the funeral director
  • Funeral procession from home/funeral home to crematorium/cemetery
  • Mutual agreement on date & time of the funeral
  • Visit to the chapel of rest during opening hours
  • An allowance of £1,100 to cover 3rd Party Charges

Plan Price: £3,195 including 3rd Party Charges*

 

Ruby:

This comprehensive package is suited to those with very large families, or who expect mourners to attend. The plan cover 2 limousines, an oak-veneered coffin with quality floral spray, open chapel of rest visiting times and 24 hour bereavement support and advice.

Includes:

  • Funeral Director’s Fees & Services (including care & preparation of the deceased)
  • An oak-veneered, coffin with nameplate
  • A funeral hearse and 4 bearers
  • 2 following limousines
  • 24 hour transfer of the deceased to a funeral home/chapel of rest (within 20 mile radius)
  • Arranging the funeral service with the crematorium/cemetery
  • Family support and guidance provided by the funeral director
  • Funeral procession from home/funeral home to crematorium/cemetery
  • Mutual agreement on date & time of the funeral
  • Open visiting times to chapel of rest
  • Floral coffin spray
  • An allowance of £1,100 to cover 3rd Party Charges

Plan Price: £3,595 including 3rd Party Charges*

 

*3rd Party Charges are cost elements of a funeral that are outside of the funeral director’s control. They cover cremation or internet (burial) fees, doctor’s fees, and minister’s fees. Currently the national average for 3rd party fees is £1000. All the above funeral plans (with the exception of the Topaz plan) include an allowance of £1,100 to cover 3rd party fees. Ask to see the Terms & Conditions for further information).

 

Payment Options

Any of the above plans can be purchased outright or alternatively, they can be paid for on a monthly basis. If you elect to pay monthly over a period of 12 or 24 months this can be done on an interest free basis. Should you wish to pay over 36, 60 or 120 months interest is charged at 7.3% APR.

You can purchase your plan today with a deposit of £250.00!

If you’d like more information, or an application pack, please contact us. Alternatively, Apply Here

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