Planning Ahead

What's the best funeral plan? How does it work? You can find all the information you need here with quick and easy to read guides and comparisons.

Planning Ahead

What's the best funeral plan? How does it work? You can find all the information you need here with quick and easy to read guides and comparisons.

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Pros and cons of funeral plans. ideas of how to celebrate your life. or how to tell your family of your wishes - search our articles to read more.

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At what age should you take out a funeral plan?

If you’re looking to pay for your funeral, one question you may ask is what...
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4 Reasons To Think About Having An Unattended Funeral

Planning a funeral can send you on a rollercoaster of emotions. It’s important...
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Who Is An Unattended Cremation Right For?

Planning a funeral can be a stressful time for your family. With the cost of funerals...
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Everything You Need To Know About Our Over 50 Funeral Plan

If you are over the age of 50, you may be starting to think about how you will pay...
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How to plan a funeral on a budget

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5 reasons why should you take out a funeral plan

The popularity of Funeral Plans in the UK has risen considerably over the past few...
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Are prepaid funerals safe?

Planning a funeral is stressful and time-consuming. There are various things you...
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Can I Take Out A Funeral Plan For Someone Else?

For many people, taking out a funeral plan on behalf of a loved one is a great option....
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We’re Distinct Cremations and we’re part of the Westerleigh Group. Every year Westerleigh provides more than 50,000 families with high quality cremations, care and support.

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If you need to organise a funeral today please call us 24/7 and we can make all the arrangements. If you have a question about a funeral plan call or message us we will advise you of the best options.

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No - We can’t send ashes overseas directly, however we can help you to make the arrangements to do so yourself.

If you’ve chosen an attended cremation, you’ll be able to pick which of our crematoriums your funeral will take place at. A direct or intimate cremation will take place in your region (where possible). We recommend you let your family and friends know of your plans in advance if you’re having an attended funeral at one of our crematoria.

A funeral plan is just what it sounds like. It’s a prepaid funeral arrangement between the plan holder and the funeral provider, taking the stress of organising and paying away from their family and friends when the time comes. Find out why you should plan your funeral and how to choose the right funeral plan provider.

While it’s entirely your choice who you want to tell, we recommend that you nominate a family member, or friend, as your executor. To help them understand your plans more, executor information is available.

You can also include your plan’s information in your will, however we don’t recommend this as the will is not typically read until after the funeral which could lead to the information being missed.

There can occasionally be restrictions on scattering ashes in certain locations. If you’ve got a specific location in mind, it’s best to speak to someone associated with that destination before making your decision.

Funeral plans are prepaid service agreements where the money required is typically invested in a secure Trust Fund until the time it’s needed. A funeral plan guarantees to cover the services that were listed at the time the plan was taken out. With a funeral plan there’s no need for any medicals assessments or health and lifestyle questionnaires.

Life insurance is a type of insurance that pays out an agreed cash sum should you pass away while the policy is in force. A life policy will pay an agreed amount which could be used to help pay for a funeral or clear outstanding debts but does not guarantee to cover any specific costs.

Learn more about Funeral Plans and Life Insurance in our detailed guide.

All of the necessary services required for your cremations are in your initial costs. However, on occasion there may be additional costs. You can read the full list of additional services for more information.

When you die, your family should first notify your local registry office so they’re aware that a death has happened.