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.
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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Funeral plans for over 50s

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Funeral plans vs funeral insurance

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How do funeral plans work?

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5 reasons to plan your own funeral

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A simple guide to funeral planning

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A simple guide to direct cremations

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If you need to organise a funeral call our freephone number to speak with our Personal Advisors who are here to answer your questions 24/7.

If you have a question or would like to take out a funeral plan call us now.

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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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Frequently asked questions

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.

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

Funeral plans are prepaid service agreements where the money required is 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 valid. A life insurance policy is typically made over many years for larger amounts, designed to help pay for bills and any outstanding debts held by the deceased at the time of death.

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.

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.

If you’ve chosen an attended cremation, you’ll be able to pick which of our crematoriums your funeral will take place at. 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.

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