Arranging a funeral is a task that needs to be considered and completed but it can make an already difficult time even more stressful. We appreciate that there is a lot to think about so we have created this blog post to outline what is involved in arranging a funeral and how you can afford the funeral expenses.
The BBC has reported that the cost of public health funerals, also known as paupers’ funerals, has risen by almost 30% to £1.7m in the past four years. The number of these funerals taking place has also risen by 11% over the same period.
The cost of dying is continuing to increase at an alarming rate according to a recent report by BT and according to the Yorkshire Evening Post – the cost of dying in Leeds is actually one of the highest in the country.
A cemetery in south-east London has turned to modern technology to allow anyone unable to attend a funeral ceremony to pay their respects by watching and listening to the service via their smartphone, computer or tablet.
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Dying Matters Coalition, set up by the National Council for Palliative Care to break society’s taboo about talking about dying and to encourage more people to make their end of life wishes known.