- Your Funeral Anywhere in the UK
- A Range of Coffins
- Cremation Fee(s)
- New Mercedes Benz Hearse on the day (All vehicles are within 3 years old)
- Chapel Viewing Available
- Takeover of Care
- Pall Bearers
- Doctors (if required)
Payment by Instalments Accepted, Payable up to 10 years.
The Basics of Pre-Paid Funerals
Few people like to give too much thought to the time after their death, but sadly the burden – and cost – of arranging a funeral too often falls on the family of a loved one who has passed away. With the average price of a funeral in the UK now reaching nearly £3,500 – not including extras such as flowers and memorial stones – it can be challenging for a family to find the money to pay for upfront costs, at a time when they already have to cope with the grief of bereavement.
Now, working in partnership with great funeral plan providers, Far & Beyond are able to offer a simple, cost-effective solution that means your funeral will be paid for, thereby reducing the burden on your family in the immediate aftermath of your death.
What is a prepaid funeral plan?
A prepaid funeral plan is the most affordable way to arrange and finance your own funeral, eliminating the problems of costly bills and extensive organisation for your family, and helping them to come to terms with your passing. A funeral plan can be a great comfort to your loved ones, who will be alleviated of the burdens involved in planning and paying for a memorial service and burial or cremation.
By paying a set monthly amount into your funeral plan, you can be confident that your money will be wisely invested by a panel of independent and qualified trustees so that, when the time comes, the money may be accessed by your family to pay for the costs of your funeral. All they need to do is call a 24 hour telephone number for immediate assistance after your death and Far & Beyond will take charge of the arrangements for the funeral.
What levels of Funeral Plan are available?
A funeral plan is not simply a way of saving up for your funeral; it also gives you a real choice about the finer details of the service, from the style of coffin to the number of limousines on the day. With all the funeral directors and burial or cremation costs covered, your family will be able to focus on uniting in grief instead of having to worry about the pressure of planning the occasion or paying the costs.
With a variety of payment terms, including interest-free plans, you can be confident of choosing the funeral package that you desire at a price that is affordable within your personal budget.
Why should you purchase a funeral plan?
By choosing a funeral plan via Far & Beyond, you can enjoy the reassurance that your funeral will be taken care of, without causing added stress for your family, and the knowledge that your nearest and dearest will be supported professionally by experienced funeral directors every step of the way.
Far & Beyond Funeral Services will provide a funeral service for your child at absolutely no cost. We will also attempt to wave as many disbursement fees as possible. Sometimes it is very difficult to get the whole funeral free of charge due to third party fees. However we promise that we will not charge any additional fees and aim to reduce all third party costs where possible. The Child Funeral Charity also supports families who may need help in meeting the costs of a funeral. You can find our more at Child Fund Charity There are also a number of charities who support families following the loss of a child such as Child Bereavement UK.
You may be able to apply for assistance with funeral costs from the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP). The Social Fund can provide assistance to people who meet the required criteria. To qualify you must be the most suitable person to take responsibility for paying the funeral costs, you must also be receiving one of several qualifying benefits. You must also have insufficient savings to pay for the funeral. The DWP will only pay a limited amount, which may cover a very basic funeral, or they may provide a contribution towards a more traditional and costly funeral. Far & Beyond Funeral Services also have a Direct Debit facility to help with families’ struggling to pay their funeral costs. This will require an application, which will be reviewed by a member of our team. We understand that losing a loved one can be emotionally challenging so we are here to help and will do everything we can to lessen the burden as much as possible. Please call a member of our team on 0800 368 7722 for further information.
If you wish to set up a funeral plan with Far & Beyond Funeral Services, just call a member of our team on 0800 368 7722 and we will be happy to complete all the paperwork for you over the telephone. We can also come to visit you at your chosen location to discuss your wishes in detail so we have a full understanding of what you require.
At Far & Beyond Funeral Services we are delighted that over 90% of our customers are in fact eligible to pay via Direct Debit, we take all circumstances into consideration. We truly believe that all families and circumstances are different and we look through each application on a case by case basis.
We have developed the Direct Debit service to offer affordability for families having difficulties so we aim to keep the costs as low as possible. We offer a Direct Debit facility on every funeral we offer and no additional charges will be added for the use of this facility.
The Team at Far and Beyond, go out of their way to help, care and support you. You are treated with dignity and respect. They are always on the end of the phone to support and help you. We were treated with compassion and we cant thank them enough for taking care of our loved one, and introducing us to a lovely lady who took my husbands service, we had a humanist funeral. Lewis dealt with us from Far and Beyond and I cant sing his praises loud enough. If I ever need these services again, I wouldn't hesitate to contact Far and Beyond. Nothing was too much trouble. The stress was taken from us and Far and Beyond did everything, but kept us informed on everything. They didn't take over they worked along side us, and delivered the service we had asked for. They collected my late husband from the Lake District the same day we rang them. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much to the Team. Debbie
We rang far and beyond Funerals Services when my dad died, they were so helpful and very cheap compared to all the others at such a sad time. They took the stress away from us they brought my dad from Cumbria to Manchester all included in the price absolutely amazing kept in touch with us all the way through the and still ring my mum to make sure she is OK. Would definitely recommend these Funeral directors as we wouldn't have been able to afford one if it was t for them so many thanks x
From first contact through to collecting the ashes very professional and courteous, would highly recommend, Dad got a fitting and dignified funeral. thank you to all the team at Far and Beyond funerals.
Just to say once again how much we appreciate what you did for us & our family & the respect you gave to Mark. You have the right name, Far & Beyond, you certainly live up to that. We hope you are still smiling at him, once again Thank You.
Thank you for everything you did that day you all made it perfect and couldn't imagine it being better! So thank you so much!