When choosing a Funeral Director it is important to ensure that you are able to discuss your personal requirements and have different options explained. You can ask a Funeral Director to supply an itemised estimate of what the charges will be. By asking for an estimate it does not mean you have to use them, and you can contact several Funeral Directors for estimates.
Advice on costs can be found at the Money Advice Service
We have signed the Fair Funerals Pledge, which means we; –
- Recognise funerals can be expensive and many people struggle with the cost
- Make the most affordable funeral package visible to the public, including third parts costs
- Charge clear prices for goods and services so people know what they are buying. Communicate prices in initial conversations and prominently
display full prices lists. For further information visit www.fairfuneralscampaign.org.uk
If you are getting quotes from other Funeral Directors, do ask if they have signed the Fair Funerals Pledge.
If you have worries about paying for a funeral you can contact Down to Earth, which is a Charity project of Quaker Society Action. You can phone in confidence on 020 8983 5055 or email email@example.com
To help you choose which funeral director to use, it is worth noting that some are members of professional organisations, who may operate a code of
conduct and a complaints procedure.
We are members of The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF).