Safe Hands, based in Wakefield, offer funeral plans tailored to suit particular tastes and preferences. The plans are sold, almost exclusively, through a national network of over 1,600 professional will writers, estate planners, and financial advisors.
Direct Cremation Plan
The Direct Cremation Plan is a simple, pared down plan covers just the basic funeral arrangements, including 24 hour collection of the deceased and transfer to funeral home/Chapel of Rest, a simple coffin with nameplate, and the return of ashes to a designated individual, anywhere in the UK. This plan does not include a service.
Total cost £1,985
The Topaz Plan
The Topaz Plan is a budget plan that includes the care and preparation of the deceased, Chapel of Rest viewing, organisation and conducting of the funeral including funeral procession, 24 hour collection within 25 miles to the funeral home, provision of a simple, veneered coffin with nameplate and a hearse and bearers. It excludes, however, any third party costs such as cremation fees, doctor’s fees and minister’s fees, etc.
Total cost £2,390
The Pearl Plan
The Pearl Plan offers care and preparation of the deceased, Chapel of Rest viewing, organisation and conducting of the funeral including funeral procession, 24 hour collection within 25 miles to the funeral home, provision of a simple, veneered coffin with nameplate and a hearse and bearers.
Total cost £3,495
The Sapphire Plan
The Sapphire Plan offers the same as above, with the addition of one limousine following the funeral procession.
Total cost £3,795
The Ruby Plan
The Ruby Plan offers all the above, with the addition of two limousines following the funeral procession. The coffin is oak-veneered with nameplate.
Total cost £4,095
Safe Hands Reviews and Ratings
Online reviews for Safe Hands Funeral Plans are very good with users commending the excellent service and helpful staff who are noted as being compassionate, caring and considerate. Some users have made negative comments about certain fees being hidden and not upfront in the small print, whilst others have noted an insufficient attention to detail and unfulfilled promises.
Trustpilot – 4.6/5 (based on 62 reviews)
- Choice of plans to suite different budgets and circumstances
- Available to everyone over the age of 18, regardless of health, medical history, or status
- Payments can spread over the course of up to 10 years
- Money paid is held is a secure trust fund
- Amends or upgrades available at no extra cost
- Excellent customer service
- National network of over 1,600 professional will writers, estate planners, and financial advisors to draw upon
- Hidden fees a concern for some
- Not all details clearly laid out in the fine print
Website: Safe Hands Funeral Plans