Funeral Directors

When you set up a funeral plan the funeral plan provider allocates a Funeral Director local to where you live, in some cases you can nominate or choose your preferred Funeral Director to carry out the services of your funeral plan.

Depending on the funeral plan provider there maybe be a charge if you move home to a different area. This page details how your Funeral Director is allocated for each of the funeral plan providers.

Avalon

Active since 1993 Avalon will allocate you a Funeral Director, local to where you live which is part of their UK network of Funeral Directors, within 28 days of your funeral plan being set up. You can nominate a Funeral Director you prefer which Avalon will attempt to allocate to you, providing the Funeral Director is part of the network they operate with.

Should you move home to a different area you will need to let Avalon know so they can change the allocated Funeral Director to be local to your new address – in some cases there may be a charge – this is dependent on the new Funeral Director who is being allocated the plan and you may have to pay more than the original funeral plan price.

Capital Life

Active since 1998 and providing funeral plans from 2017 Capital Life will allocate you a Funeral Director, local to where you live which is part of the National Funeral Services network within 28 days of your funeral plan being set up. You can nominate a Funeral Director you prefer which Capital Life will attempt to allocate to you, providing the Funeral Director is part of the network they operate with.

National Funeral Services have over the last five years built a reputation for providing first class funerals across the UK providing care and support to the families they serve. Lands End to John O' Groats across the whole of the UK they work in partnership with their clients to arrange the funeral their loved one deserves. National also carry out repatriations to all parts of the world working with families to return their loved ones to their homeland, and families returning their loved ones to the UK.

Should you move home to a different area you will need to let Capital Life know so they can change the allocated Funeral Director to be local to your new address. Please note that if you have not notified Capital Life of your new address an additional charge may apply at the time of need.

Choice

Active since 2007 Choice Funeral Plans are offered by Alternative Planning Company Limited nationally. These are sold primarily through its network of Funeral Partner branches as the countries 3rd largest Funeral Director chain. In areas where Choice do not have a Funeral Partner branch within a 20 mile radius of where you live they will source an independent Funeral Director local to you which is registered with the National Authority of Funeral Directors. To search for a Funeral Partner branch please visit http://funeralpartners.co.uk.

Should you move home to a different area you will need to let Choice know so they can change the allocated Funeral Director to be local to your new address – in some cases there may be a charge if a Funeral Partner branch is not within a 20 mile radius of your new address – should this be the case the it is dependent on the new Funeral Director who is being allocated the plan and you may have to pay more than the original funeral plan price.

Co-operative

We are not sure how long Co-operative have been selling funeral plans however their funeral homes have been active for over 80 years, there are over 1,000 Co-operative funeral homes in the UK.

When you take out a funeral plan with Co-operative plan holders will have their funeral carried out by a Co-operative funeral home local to where they live.

The Co-operative funeral home will be allocated to you within 28 days of your funeral plan being set up, should you move home to a different area you will need to let Co-operative know so they can change the allocated Co-operative funeral home local to your new address which there is no charge for.

Dignity

Active since 1984, Dignity are leading funeral service provider in the UK.

When you take out a funeral plan with Dignity most  plan holders will have their funeral carried out by one of their 1,200+ owned or approved funeral directors (over 800 are owned).

You can choose a funeral director from their network (except for on the Value Plans) alternatively Dignity will allocate a funeral director, from their network, local to where you live.

The Funeral Director will be allocated to you within 28 days of your funeral plan being set up, should you move home to a different area you will need to let Dignity know so they can change the allocated Funeral Director local to your new address which there is no charge.

Golden Charter

Active since 1992 Golden Charter is owned by the Association of Independent Funeral Directors which has over 3,000 independent Funeral Directors across the UK

Golden Charter will allocate you a Funeral Director that is a member of the association local to where you live within 28 days of your funeral plan being set up.  You are able to choose which Funeral Director you prefer to carry out your funeral which is a member of the network.

Should you move home to a different area you will need to let Golden Charter know so they can change the allocated Funeral Director to be local to your new address – in some cases there may be a charge – this is dependent on the new Funeral Director who is being allocated the plan and you may have to pay more than the original funeral plan price.

Golden Leaves

Active since 1984 Golden Leaves will allocate you a Funeral Director, local to where you live that meets with Golden Leaves stringent service standards, within 28 days of your funeral plan being set up. You can nominate a Funeral Director you prefer which Golden Leaves will attempt to allocate to you, providing the Funeral Director requested meets with their criteria. Golden Leaves have a network of over 4,000 Funeral Directors.

Should you move home to a different area you will need to let Golden Leaves know so they can change the allocated Funeral Director to be local to your new address – in some cases there may be a charge – this is dependent on the new Funeral Director who is being allocated the plan and you may have to pay more than the original funeral plan price.

Memoria

Memoria Low Cost Funeral Plans allocate a Funeral Director local to where you live at the time of need. Memoria own their own crematorium across England and Wales and in some cases may provide the Funeral Director services to you themselves; otherwise you will be allocated in independent funeral director that is within a 50 mile radius of a Memoria crematoria, in some cases Memoria may partner with a specialist national provider to provide the Funeral Director services. All Funeral Directors are met by Memoria and their premises visited by Memoria to ensure the highest standards of service and facility is provided.

Open Prepaid Funeral Plans

Active since 2003 Open Prepaid will allocate you a Funeral Director, local to where you live that is part of their UK network of Funeral Directors, within 28 days of your funeral plan being set up. You can nominate a Funeral Director you prefer which Open Prepaid will attempt to allocate to you, providing the Funeral Director is part of the network they operate with.

Should you move home to a different area you will need to let Open prepaid know so they can change the allocated Funeral Director to be local to your new address – in some cases there may be a charge – this is dependent on the new Funeral Director who is being allocated the plan and you may have to pay more than the original funeral plan price.

Perfect Choice

Active since 1993 Perfect Choice will allocate you a Funeral Director, local to where you live that is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD), within 28 days of your funeral plan being set up. You can nominate a Funeral Director you prefer which Perfect Choice will attempt to allocate to you, providing the Funeral Director is member of the NAFD.

To view members of the National Association of Funeral Directors please visit http://nafd.org.uk

Should you move home to a different area you will need to let Perfect Choice know so they can change the allocated Funeral Director to be local to your new address – in some cases there may be a charge – this is dependent on the new Funeral Director who is being allocated the plan and you may have to pay more than the original funeral plan price.

Pride Planning

Active since 2014 Pride Planning will allocate you a Funeral Director, local to where you live that is part of their UK network of Funeral Directors, within 28 days of your funeral plan being set up. You can nominate a Funeral Director you prefer which Pride Planning will attempt to allocate to you, providing the Funeral Director is part of the network they operate with.

Should you move home to a different area you will need to let Pride Planning know so they can change the allocated Funeral Director to be local to your new address – in some cases there may be a charge – this is dependent on the new Funeral Director who is being allocated the plan and you may have to pay more than the original funeral plan price.

Pure Cremation

Pure Cremation are a funeral director that provide their services across England and Wales; and will use a crematorium of their choice for the cremation. Pure Cremation is a family run firm giving personal attention to everyone who needs them. Pure Cremation have exclusive agreements with 8 state of the art crematoria across the country.Their founder, Bryan Powell, holds the Diploma in Funeral Directing and was the founding Chairman of the Independent Funeral Directors College.

Safe Hands Funeral Plans

Active since 2012, Safe Hands Funeral Plans allocate a Funeral Director local to where you live within 28 days of your plan set up date.

Safe Hands Funeral Plans are endorsed by the Nation Federation of Funeral Directors and will allocate a Funeral Director who is a member. Should a Funeral Director that is a member of the National federation of Funeral Directors not be available to you an alternative independent Funeral Director local to where you live will be allocated.

To view members of the National Federation of Funeral Directors please visit www.funeraldirectorsregister.com

You can nominate a Funeral Director that you would prefer to carry out the services and Safe Hands Funeral Plans will attempt to allocate this Funeral Director at the time of need.

Should move home please let Safe Hands Funeral Plans know which there is no charge.

Silver Clouds Funeral Planning

Active since 2016 Silver Clouds will allocate you a Funeral Director, local to where you live which is part of their UK network of Funeral Directors, within 8 weeks of your funeral plan being set up. You can nominate a Funeral Director you prefer which Silver Clouds will attempt to allocate to you, providing the Funeral Director is part of the network they operate with.

Should you move home to a different area you will need to let Silver Clouds know so they can change the allocated Funeral Director local to your new address which there is no charge.

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