Funeral Plans: Why planning ahead is a good idea

Funeral Plans can bring peace of mind all round

Discussion-around-tablePlanning for the future is something that everyone has to think about at some point in our lives – whether it be funeral requests scribbled on a piece of paper, some money put aside or the purchase of a Pre-paid Funeral Plan.

When it comes to later life planning, some options are better than others. What if your family can’t locate your funeral request notes, for example? Or what if, when you pass away, the money you put aside isn’t enough to cover the service?

For those that are serious about planning ahead, a Pre-paid Funeral Plan is the best option and here are the reasons why:

Create your perfect send off

One reason people decide to plan ahead is to create a funeral service that reflects who they are as a person. When organising your Pre-paid Funeral Plan, you can add those personal touches. You can request for your ashes to be returned to your family, for example, or for a certain piece of music to be played at the service. Your requests will then be stored with your chosen funeral director until the time comes.

Peace of mind for your family

Co-op-Cherry-Blossom-Ashes-CasketOne of the most common concerns people have when arranging a funeral is that they are doing what their loved one would have wanted. By specifying what you want in advance, you can remove much of this worry and uncertainty associated with planning a funeral, leaving those left behind safe in the knowledge that they are creating the send-off you would have wanted.

Safeguard you and your family from rising funeral prices

The average cost of a funeral is on the up, increasing by 7% over the last year. For many, this means that the money they put aside may not be enough to cover all the costs. Pre-paid Funeral Plans allow you to arrange your funeral in advance and pay for it at today’s prices. As there is no more to pay for the services included in the Plan when the funeral takes place, you and your family will be protected against rising funeral costs in the future.

It’s easy to do

Many people may choose not to purchase a Pre-paid Funeral Plan because they believe that it may be too much of a hassle. The Co-operative Funeralcare, for example, make the process as easy and as pain free as possible – you can drop in to one of our 900 funeral homes, give us a ring or buy online.

Why a Co-operative Funeralcare Funeral Plan?

Once you’ve decided that you’re going to invest in a Pre-paid Funeral Plan, you need to decide which provider to go with. Unlike our main competitors, The Co-operative Funeralcare’s Pre-paid Funeral Plans are fully guaranteed, meaning that there is no more to pay for the services included in the Plan at the time of arrangement. There are a number of different Plans to choose from and you can contact our experts in a way that suits you – online, over the phone or in one of our 900 funeral homes.