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How to arrange a low cost funeral

With the cost of the average funeral in the UK now exceeding £4000*, more and more people are searching for ways to organise the cheapest funeral. Our low cost funeral packages start from £995 and are available throughout mainland Great Britain.

 

How to save on funeral costs

Each and every one of us is unique, and a funeral allows an opportunity to reflect that. Not everyone wants a full service funeral and many do not see the value in some of the more traditional aspects. At Simplicity, we give you the freedom to organise a personalised goodbye for your loved one without breaking the bank.

Arranging a traditional funeral, will likely mean spending several hours with a Funeral Director discussing the arrangements. Funeral Directors put in a lot of hard work to provide the service you ask for which will ultimately be reflected in the final cost. In order to reduce funeral costs, it is possible to arrange a funeral without the assistance of a Funeral Director, a service Simplicity can provide. All funeral arrangements can be made over the telephone with help from our team of funeral professionals.

A cremation will typically cost less than a burial, so if funeral costs are a concern, you’d be best placed choosing a cremation. Along with the initial costs (often dependent on location), a burial could mean there will be ongoing costs if you’re expecting the cemetery to look after the plot for you. It is also important to investigate how long the lease of the plot is as ‘purchasing’ a plot only allows you the right to say who will be buried in that grave for a set period, often somewhere between 25 and 100 years.

 

Choosing a low cost funeral provider

A Simplicity Cremation provides you with all of the practical elements of the funeral, without the obligation to pay for traditional ceremonial elements you may not want.  We have removed some of the most expensive elements including hearses, limousines and pallbearers, which means we can provide our funeral services for considerably less than the average cost of a funeral.

All of our funeral packages include the cremation fees and doctor’s fees, something not all providers will cover, provision of a simple wooden coffin, transportation in a specialised funeral vehicle and care at one of our high quality mortuaries.

Unfortunately, not all low cost funeral providers will operate to the same standards or include the same services. It is advisable to choose a provider with an established history and the right facilities.

Unlike many providers who will only operate within a specific area or may charge a fee outside of a certain radius, our services are available throughout the whole of mainland Great Britain.

Whilst our funeral costs may be low, rest assured you and your loved one will be treated with the utmost care and receive the highest levels of service. A Simplicity Cremation ensures everyone gets the respectful send off they deserve.

 

What’s the cheapest funeral you offer?

The cheapest funeral we offer is our unattended funeral; a direct cremation which takes place without a service beforehand without any mourners present.

The cost of a direct cremation from Simplicity is £995, although there may be an additional charge if your loved one needs to be brought into our care immediately.^

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Unattended Funeral
What's included
  Unattended direct cremation
  Doctor's fees
  Cremation fees
  Simple wooden coffin
  Preparation for cremation in our professional mortuary facilities
  All transportation in a specialised funeral vehicle
  Ashes scattered in our gardens of remembrance or returned to you upon request at an additional cost*
  Additional services can be added
Intimate Funeral
What's included
  A short time in the chapel to say a few words and witness the committal for up to 12 people
  Doctor's fees
  Cremation fees
  Simple wooden coffin
  Preparation for cremation in our professional mortuary facilities
  All transportation in a specialised funeral vehicle
  Return of ashes in a simple container*
  The cremation will take place at 9am at one of our crematoria nearest to the place of rest on an available date of our choosing
Attended Funeral
What's included
  A full service in the chapel with a ceremony and no limit on attendees
  Doctor's fees
  Cremation fees
  Simple wooden coffin
  Preparation for cremation in our professional mortuary facilities
  All transportation in a specialised funeral vehicle
  Return of ashes in a simple container*
  The cremation will take place at one of our crematoria nearest to the place of rest at an available time and date of your choosing

^We will usually bring your loved one into care a few days prior to cremation. Should they need to be collected straight away, an additional charge will be incurred to cover care in our quality mortuary facilities until the day of the cremation.

 

Low cost funerals that you can attend

Our attended funeral lets you arrange a family-led ceremony that suits you and your budget, with no limit on the number of attendees. Our funeral arrangers can help you with organising the running order of the day from any music or hymns, to any readings or eulogies. You will also need to decide who you’d like to lead the service.

If you are looking for something a little more low key then our intimate funeral might be the right choice for you. As with all our funeral services, we’ll take care of your loved one and ensure they are safely transported to the crematorium where we will allow attendance for up to 12 people to spend a short time in the chapel prior to the cremation. We know that often families prefer a smaller, shorter funeral to pay their respects and take a few moments to reflect.

 

Direct cremation from £995

Starting at £995, our unattended funeral allows you to plan whatever you like before or after the cremation whilst we take care of the practicalities, from collecting your loved one, caring for and preparing them for cremation to respectfully scattering their ashes in our beautiful gardens of remembrance.

Some of our clients have requested that the ashes be returned** and have organised memorials or a celebration of life at a time more convenient to themselves and their loved ones.

** Ashes can be returned upon request for an additional charge.

 

Without several face to face meetings with a Funeral Director, a procession with limousines and a hearse, and some of the other costly elements of a traditional funeral, we can offer a cost-effective, simple funeral with the focus on the goodbye itself.

For more information on how to arrange a low cost funeral for your loved one, contact our friendly team on 0800 484 0260 or fill out a contact form and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Interested in this for yourself? We also offer low cost funeral plans from £1,495 including cremation fees, a simple coffin, collection from the place of rest 24 hours a day, care at our mortuaries and the return of ashes.

 

 *Sun Life Cost of Dying Report 2018 quoted £4271 as the average cost of a basic funeral in the UK.