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Safe Hands Funeral Plans are endorsed by the National Federation of Funeral Directors – the UK’s only trade body committed to increasing funeral cost transparency and delivering pricing fairness.

The following tick list below shows, at a glance, what each of the Safehands funeral plans (Topaz Funeral Plan, Pearl Funeral Plan, Sapphire Funeral Plan, Ruby Funeral Plan) include. The following table provides an at-a-glance summary of what the cheapest prepaid funeral plans in the UK offer, so that you can compare Safehands funeral plans, to consider your best choice. The options range from simple yet dignified, to a comprehensive, all-inclusive, package.

Services

Topaz

Pearl

Sapphire

Ruby

Funeral Director's Fees and Services

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provision of the Funeral Service and Arrangements

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Coffin

Yes

Standard Lined & Fitted

Veneered finished

Oak Veneer with gloss finish

A Funeral Hearse and Personnel

2 Bearers

2 Bearers

4 Bearers

4 Bearers

Limousine

-

-

1

2

24 Hour transfer of the deceased to a suitable resting place within the UK

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Care and Preparation of the Deceased

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Arranging the Funeral Service (at a local crematorium, church yard or other)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Funeral Procession from Home/Funeral Home/Church to Crematorium

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Family support and assistance provided by the Funeral Director

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mutual agreement on time and date of funeral

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Provision of advice on all matters relating to the funeral

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Visit to the chapel of rest during office hours

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bereavement assistance via professional organisations

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Silk floral flower spray

-

-

-

Yes

Doctor's Medical Fees

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cremation fees for the local crematorium or interment fees

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

Minister/officiant fee to perform the cremation/burial service

-

Yes

Yes

Yes

£250.00 Deposit required at application

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Allowance for 3rd party fees / disbursements.

Nil

£1,200 (RPI Linked)

£1,200 (RPI Linked)

£1,200 (RPI Linked)

UK Plan List Price.

£2,275

£3,355

£3,595

£3,900

Silver Choices Exclusively Discounted Price.

£2,075

£3,155

£3,395

£3,700

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From £21.29

From £33.89

From £36.69

From £40.25

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Frequently Asked Questions About Safehands Funeral Plans.

What are 3rd Party Fees / Disbursements?

3rd party fees, or 'disbursements' refer to elements of a funeral cost that are paid by the funeral director to 3rd parties on your behalf. These are cremation fees (national average £600), doctor's fees (£164 nationally, except Scotland where they are free) and minister or celebrant fee (£180). With the exception of the Topaz option, all Safe Hands Funeral Plans contain an allowance of £1200 to cover 3rd party fees. This allowance rises annually at least in line with RPI. There may be a balance to pay at the time of need if the 3rd party fees payable by the funeral director on your behalf when you die, exceed the allowance in your plan (+RPI) at that time.

What does a Safe Hands funeral plan include?

Safe Hands offer 5 different funeral plan options to suit different tastes and budgets. With the exception of the Direct Cremation option, all, as an absolute mininum, include a hearse, a lined and fitted coffin, 24 hour transfer of the deceased, care and preparation of the deceased, and funeral director's fees. Also, all options, with the exception of the Direct Cremation and the Topaz, include an £1200 allowance towards 3rd party fees / disbursements.

What are funeral director fees?

Funeral Director's fees cover all elements of the funeral that are provided by the funeral director directly - such as the hearses, limousines, care and preparation of the deceased, etc.

I wish to buy a Topaz plan which doesn't include 3rd Party Fees. Can I pay for these later?

Yes. Should you choose the Topaz option, you are welcome to pay for the 3rd Party Fees at a later date, or alternatively, your family / estate can pay for them when you pass away (under such circumstances, 3rd Party Fees will be charged at the rate prevailing at that particular time).

Is a burial more expensive?

Yes. The funeral director's costs and services remain exactly the same for both cremation and burial. However, because interment costs vary enormously according to different local authorities pricing, only when we know where you wish to be buried can we give you a fixed price.

Can I choose the funeral director?

You can select any funeral director that is a member of the National Federation of Funeral Directors, to undertake your funeral. You can also nominate any other independent firm, under which circumstances, when you pass away, we will offer your funeral to your preferred firm in the first instance. If, for any reason, your preferred firm is unavailable or unwilling to undertake the funeral, then it will instead be conducted by an alternative, local, reputable, firm at Safe Hands' discretion (preferably one that is a member of the NFFD).

Can I tailor or alter my funeral plan?

Yes. All Safe Hands funeral plans can be tailored to suit individual tastes and preferences. Safe Hands funeral plans can also be altered or added to at any time (additional cost may be applicable depending on nature and extent of alterations).

Does Safe Hands offer an Eco-friendly funeral plan option?

We can provide an eco-friendly funeral plan. However, because the prices of eco-funerals vary according to location and customers' specific requirements, please contact us to obtain a firm price.

What happens in the unfortunate event that I pass away before my plan is paid off?

If the plans was / is being paid for over 1 or 2 years – because no interest is charged on plans paid for over 1 or 2 years, the balance is calculated by deducting the sum paid towards the plan at the point the time the Plan Holder dies, from the price of the plan as was at the time it was purchased. The balance is the difference between these two figures.

If the plan was / is being paid for over 3, 5, or 10 years - then at the time of the Plan Holder’s death, we first calculate the interest payable (4% flat) over the period of time between the plan being purchased and the plan holder’s death. We then add this to the net price of the plan (minus any deposit paid) as it was at the time of purchase (this gives us the revised ‘total payable’ figure). We then deduct this figure from the total payments made towards the plan at the time of the plan holder’s death. The balance is the difference between these two figures.

Can I purchase a funeral plan on someone else's behalf?

Yes. Upon application, simply make us aware that this is your intention.

I've changed my mind. How do I cancel my SafeHands Funeral Plan?

If you change your mind and decide to cancel your plan, then you must do so by writing to Safe Hands Funeral Plans (Cancellation Dept), 8 Peterson Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 4EB. Provided we receive the letter of cancellation within 28 days from the date that your plan is effective from (see your plan certification pack) then you are eligible to receive a full refund. If we receive the letter of cancellation after 28 days from the date that your plan is effective from, then we will refund the amount you have paid towards your plan at the point of cancellation less our standard £395 cancellation fee.

What if the plan holder dies while abroad or away from home?

Repatriation to the UK is not included as standard within any of the Safe Hands plan options. Unless your Safe Hands plan includes an additional allowance to cover repatriation, then should you die while aborad or away from home, the cost of transporting your body back to the UK will need to be paid for (usually this is covered by good travel insurance).

How do I pay for my Safe Hands funeral plan?

You can pay for your plan in a single lump sum, or you can spread the cost over an extended term up to a maximum of 10 years (120 months). Instalments made over 12 or 24 months are interest free. Payments can be made by cheque, bank transfer, debit card or credit card (credit card payments carry a 2.5% surcharge).

Do I have to take a medical?

No. Safe Hands funeral plans are available to anyone, regardless of health, age or medical history.

Can I include personal requests in my plan?

Yes. There are no limits to the extent of personal requests that you may like your funeral to include. For instance, you might want the service to feature favorite poem, music, hymns or readings. Or you might like mourners to adhere to a certain dress code. Depending on the nature of your personal requests, they may incur an additional charge although we would of course ensure that you are made aware before you pay for your plan.

Are there any hidden charges?

No. We have taken great care to highlight all charges associated with each of the plan options. If you require any further clarity, please call us and we'll make sure you understand exactly what is included within the price of your chosen plan.

What is not included within my funeral plan?

Safe Hands funeral plans include everything that is required for a traditional burial or cremation (burial plot must be purchased separately). You may order or request any number of special additions (frequently at no extra cost). We will ensure that you fully understand exactly what is included within your funeral plan before it is paid for.

 

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Many families find that at the time of dealing with the passing of a loved one, financial pressures mean that they cannot find the money to give them the style of send off that they might want. We've listened and have exclusively launched a new Safehands Funeral plans option, one which includes the first plan to include an amount that will be provided to your next of kin at the time of your passing, towards the cost of arranging a suitable celebratory wake, one that will give their loved one a proper send off.

The PLUS package includes a Guaranteed minimum payment of £750, which is held securely within the trust fund, as all of the funeral plan funds that we recommend are. The amount is Guaranteed to grow by a minimum amount that is aligned to the Retail Price Index. What this means is, the money will grow by at least the amount of inflation. So the sooner your start your plan and the longer that you live, the larger the contribution will be towards your wake, at the time of need.

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* £750 + RPI is guaranteed to be paid to your nominated next of kin at the time of your passing.

Important: Burial Costs Provision

The funeral director's costs and services remain exactly the same for both cremation and burial. However, because internment (burial) costs vary enormously according to different local authorities pricing, only when we know where you wish to be buried can we give you a fixed price.

To discuss prepaid funeral plans in more detail, call 0800 193 4080 to speak to one of our independent expert prepayment funeral plans advisors.

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