There’s no easy way of saying this: the cost of giving your loved ones a ‘decent send-off’ is rising dramatically.
You might have heard about ‘funeral poverty’ in the press, where families are simply unable to cover the cost of their loved one’s funeral service. Funeral poverty has increased 50% over the last 5 years.
This is partly down to rising costs. The cost of interment and cremation have risen by 30% in the past two years alone. In addition, support available from the government is reducing.
This financial pressure can obviously be extremely distressing to families at an already very difficult time. Many people are getting into serious debt when they lose someone they love.
We think that this is wrong, and that everyone should be able to afford the funeral they want. That’s why we recently launched our Affordable Funeral Package.
The Affordable Funeral Package
Our Affordable Funeral Package is priced at £1,380 for our charges and includes a simple coffin, provision of a hearse, caring for and bringing your loved one into our care, viewing within hours, and all our professional charges. Disbursements such as cremation or burial costs, clergy or celebrant’s fee and intimations cost require to be added to this.
With the average cost of a funeral in the UK currently at £3,757, we believe this package represents the lowest price of any Funeral Directors in Dundee. We believe it demonstrates our commitment to helping families who find themselves struggling to give their loved one a respectful funeral.
As well as this package, there are a number of other options available to help cover funeral costs. If you’d like to know more, please contact us. We’ll spend time with you to understand your circumstances and advise you of the support that may be available and right for you.
Contact us: Dundee: 01382 452 110 St Andrews: 01334 472 456