Local funeral directors - a comforting arm when you need them

Death is still such a taboo for British people and recent surveys have shown that more than 80% of us have never spoken to our loved ones about our own end of life plans. Whether it’s our own death or the death of a loved one, we don’t want to think about it however the reality is, it can be made more bearable by having a plan in place. Less than 1% of people who planned funerals for their loved ones in the last four years knew their wishes therefore by thinking about the send-off you want, this will give you added peace of mind and also provide your loved ones with extra comfort at an already difficult time.

When you have thought of the send-off you would like, talk to someone who can make those wishes a reality. Talk to someone like Golden Charter.

We are the largest funeral plan provider in the UK and have helped more than 500,000 people with their funeral plan arrangements over the last 26 years. More people choose us for their funeral plan arrangements than the Co-op* however, there’s something else we’re even prouder of – the people we work on behalf of – local independent funeral directors.  

Your local independent funeral director

We are incredibly proud to say we are owned by a network of over 700, local independent funeral directors and we represent over 3,000 independent funeral directors throughout the UK. Each one is available to extend a comforting arm whenever it is needed and our unique allocations process allows you the chance to choose a funeral director near to you. We will make every effort to allocate your plan to your chosen funeral director where possible.

Many years ago, the majority of funeral directors were family-owned passionately serving families within their community in any way they could. However, in recent years, there have been changes with larger chains buying out local funeral director’s businesses when senior members retire, often keeping only the name of the business.

This has led to many customers placing their trust in what they believe to be their local, family-run funeral director business however in reality, this isn’t always the case. The good news is, by choosing Golden Charter, you can rest safe in the knowledge your funeral will be provided by your local, independent funeral director.

Going the extra mile

Everyone at Golden Charter, the local independent funeral directors who own Golden Charter as well as the funeral directors we represent across the UK have a responsibility to go that bit further for you and your family. We believe in caring for those you have left behind and when the time comes, your funeral director will be there before, during and after the service.

Affordable, personal service

Personal service when it matters most is critical however the price is also an important aspect. With a Golden Charter Funeral Plan, you can specify your end of life wishes and take care of the cost of your funeral director’s services in advance, with our plans starting from just £2,800. To find out more about our plans, please click here.

There for you when you need them

Funeral directors aren’t only there for your current needs. They want to look after you and your loved ones in the future and have made a long-term commitment to their community. It’s where they live, it’s where they work but best of all; it’s where you will find them where you need them most.

For more information on our funeral plans or to find your nearest Golden Charter associated independent funeral director, call free on 0800 111 4514 or request a free information pack.

* *Funeral Planning Authority statistics, 2015; Co-op Annual Report 2015; Golden Charter’s own plan sales data.