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HOW TO CHOSE A FUNERAL PLAN

A pre-paid funeral plan protects you, and your family, against the rising basic cost of a funeral. The plan needs to work for you, financially, and it has to deliver on its promises for everyone who depend on the features or benefits included. With that in mind, here’s a step-by-step guide to choosing a funeral plan – we […]

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DEALING WITH A DEATH

It’s the book no-one wants to read, but everyone should. One Day has been written by experts at Safe Hands to offer practical guidance and support for those faced with a death in the family. It takes the reader step by step through the first week after a death from the discovery of the body […]

News

Keep up to date with what is happening at Safe Hands and the global issues that impact on our lives and deaths.

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PSYCHOLOGIST’S VIEWS ON TALKING ABOUT DEATH

Safe Hands has been working with leading psychologist Dr David Lewis to better understand our attitudes towards death and, more specifically, why we are so reluctant to talk about it. In this video clip he tells Mark Dolan from Talk Radio that an open and frank discussion about death with your friends and family can […]

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THE TABOO AROUND DISCUSSING DEATH IS LIFTING SAYS SAFE HANDS SURVEY

The coronavirus pandemic has heightened the sense of our own mortality with more people than ever thinking the unthinkable. According to research by the funeral planning company Safe Hands, 30% of us are thinking more about our health and mortality. Indeed, Google searches for the word “funeral” spiked in March with more than 60,000 searches […]

Planning

It's never easy to talk about, but we all think about death from time to time. Putting a few things in place now can save a lot on anguish for your family once you’re gone.

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HOW TO CHOSE A FUNERAL PLAN

A pre-paid funeral plan protects you, and your family, against the rising basic cost of a funeral. The plan needs to work for you, financially, and it has to deliver on its promises for everyone who depend on the features or benefits included. With that in mind, here’s a step-by-step guide to choosing a funeral plan – we […]

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DEALING WITH A DEATH

It’s the book no-one wants to read, but everyone should. One Day has been written by experts at Safe Hands to offer practical guidance and support for those faced with a death in the family. It takes the reader step by step through the first week after a death from the discovery of the body […]

Funerals

There is a lot to think about once someone dies, not least of all how you want to say goodbye, Here are some useful tips.

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FUNERAL COSTS SET TO RISE

Spiralling funeral costs could see people paying £26,000 for their final send off in 30 years’ time. According to Safe Hands Funeral Plans, the cost of funerals is set to increase by more than 570% in the next 30 years. That means that the outlay on a funeral which today costs around £4,600 will set […]

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BURIAL AT SEA

Can I be buried at sea? Yes. It’s not very common, and there’s a little bit of organisation and paperwork involved, but there’s no reason why you can’t be buried at sea. It’s true, there are some costs that you or your family will have to bear in mind when you’re planning the funeral – […]