Q. Did you know that there is a way to plan your funeral in advance?
Q. Would it offer a greater peace of mind knowing that your funeral arrangements have already been made and paid for?
A pre-paid funeral plan is the easy way to arrange and pay for your funeral in advance, whilst protecting your loved ones against unexpected costs and uncertainty about your final wishes. There is also peace of mind in knowing that, no matter how much funeral prices rise in the future, you only pay the agreed price at the time you take out your funeral plan.
For many people the idea of planning a funeral when you are alive and well is a bit morbid, however, there are many benefits to getting it in order at this time as it offers reassurance for both yourself and your loved ones that everything is in order as per your wishes and when the time comes you get the funeral that you envisioned.
Lacuna Wills is working with the reputable and long-standing funeral plan provider Pride Planning, we chose to work with this company based on their high standard of advice and customer care.
By buying a pre-paid funeral plan, all of the arrangements will be paid for, so you do not have to worry about your loved ones struggling, financially, to give you a good send off, as well as fulfil your final wishes in genuine and personal service.
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We all know that funerals can be expensive and although some people eventually start to put money into savings accounts later in life to contribute towards the costs, this will not protect your family against the rising costs of funerals. Since 2004, the cost of funerals has risen by eighty per cent and this will continue. One of the benefits of arranging your funeral now is that you can pay today’s prices.
Many people prefer to buy pre-paid funeral plans as it allows them to plan the event to their own specifications. By pre-planning your funeral you can make sure it is exactly how you’d wish it to be, whilst also knowing that your loved ones will feel comforted that you would be happy with the service. This is especially useful if you have something a little more contemporary or personal in mind. Today non-traditional events, like life celebrations, are becoming increasingly popular and you can plan your celebrations to accommodate your requirements.
There are four plans that Pride Planning offer for you to choose from, depending on what you are wanting. Each is tailored with you in mind, offering a varying range of services and prices. Pride Planning also offer a free service with the National Bereavement Service to fully ensure that your loved ones are cared for through the period of readjustment. There are no time restrictions, you and your loved ones can use this free service as much as you like, and as often as you like to get all the support you need with the practical things and what to do next, from registering a death through to stopping unwanted mail, to the legal side known as probate, all of which you may be unfamiliar with, this support will be able to aid you through it all.
Frequently Asked Questions
Funeral plans are becoming more popular as they are able to ensure that your final wishes for a send off are carried out as you wish. It also takes the financial stress and any burdens from your loved ones who would be left with a costly funeral, especially considering the rising costs of funerals.
We can discuss any extras you might like included with your funeral director when you make your enquiries with us, and right up until the time of need. You can arrange to pay for these as they are agreed.
Flexible payment schemes are available to ensure your plan is affordable. For all our plans, you can choose to pay in full or by affordable monthly instalments.
Yes, you can choose to have either a burial or cremation if the Practical, Simplified, Essential or Plus plan is for you. The cost of the burial plot and headstone are not covered by the prepaid funeral plan and so you, or your loved ones, will need to arrange to pay for your burial plot and headstone separately.
When the time arrives, just one phone call to the funeral director is all that is needed for Pride Planning to activate your plan and take care of the rest without any additional stress to your loved ones.
With Pride Planning, your payments are completely protected. Your money is paid into the Pride Planning Trust, which is run by a majority Independent Board of Trustees who manage the Trust’s funds on behalf of our plan holders and safeguard future payments to funeral directors.
The Trust provisions ensure that the cash is ring-fenced from the company therefore it is completely separate, safeguarding all client monies.
We have a network of respected funeral directors across the country, and will allocate a funeral director who is based as close to your home as possible. The funeral home will be chosen on this basis as well. Most of our funeral directors are members of the NAFD and SAIF.
What our clients say about us:
“My husband and I put it off for many years as it seemed a daunting task and we’d never had a will before. We were lucky as Chris took the time to listen to our requirements and help us put something in place that was right for us. He is a pleasure to deal with, and really knows his stuff. He provided a friendly and tailored approach and nothing was too much bother. He was incredibly patient. The documentation was prepared to a high standard and great advice provided throughout. I’d absolutely recommend his services if you are thinking of creating a will."
If you have any other questions, however silly you may worry they are, send us a message or arrange for us to visit you to discuss your options further.