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What is a Prepaid Funeral Plan?

A prepaid funeral plan is one of the best ways to ensure your funeral is taken care of and paid for in advance, as it guarantees to cover the cost of the funeral services included in the funeral plan. At the same time it provides loved ones with all the help and support they will need at a difficult time.

If you’ve ever had to plan someone’s funeral, you’ll understand what a distressing and expensive experience this can be. Unless you sat down and discussed everything with them in advance, the chances are you might not have known exactly what sort of funeral they wanted. This, combined with having to find the money to cover funeral costs, can result in a lot of heartache and financial pain.

An essential part of end of life planning

A Prepaid Funeral Plan from Dignity, the UK’s leading provider of pre-arranged funerals, lets you pay for your funeral in advance and at today’s price. It is a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront. It’s practical, sensible and should be an essential part of your financial end of life planning.

It gives you total peace of mind that your wishes will be carried. It guarantees my funeral costs are paid for, it's better than money in the bank

– Mr Reavell, Bury St Edmonds

Save money and worry

Research carried out on behalf of Dignity found that funeral costs have been rising every year and are forecast to increase to £5,217* by 2021. But with a prepaid funeral plan from Dignity - taking care of funeral costs now could save money for you and your loved ones in the future. 

The Funeral Plan also lets you take care of the arrangements in advance. It guarantees the services of a trusted and professional Dignity Funeral Director, who will provide support and guidance for loved ones. It also guarantees that once paid for, the services in the Funeral Plan are guaranteed to be covered when the time comes, ensuring there will be no more for loved ones to pay for these services.

The funeral you want, planned and paid for in advance

When you take out a prepaid funeral plan from Dignity, you’re not just protecting your family against rising funeral costs; you’re also protecting them from the worry of making all the arrangements. When the time comes, your family need only make one phone call to Dignity to put the Plan in motion.

From having to choose a funeral director and deal with paperwork to organising the service and arranging transport, it’s all taken care of by the Funeral Plan. Our staff will be there to help and support your family through the whole process. And if they want to add their own, personal touches, like flowers, readings and hymns at the time – they can. There may be an additional charge for any special requests that are not included in the Plan.

It really is important to take care of things today with funeral costs increasing so much each year, read how you can protect yourself from rising costs with a Dignity Prepaid Funeral Plan.