Let’s make end of life, a part of life

You can trust us to care for you and your family

Choosing a Safe Hands funeral plan gives you and your family complete peace of mind that your personal wishes are respected, and the most basic costs of your funeral are guaranteed.

We’re a responsible provider

Safe Hands is regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority. That means we follow firm guidelines that show us the best way to provide a funeral plan – a plan you can trust.

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Your money is in Safe Hands

When you buy a Safe Hands funeral plan, we put your money into The Safe Hands Plans Trust. It’s a trust that's operated independently by Sterling Trust Corporation Ltd.

Why choose Safe hands?

Safe Hands is more than a name. It’s a practical, caring decision. When you put your money into Safe Hands, your family can relax – knowing your funeral costs and choices are guaranteed.

Everything taken care of with just one call - well worth doing. My father had a good send-off and all his wishes were taken care of...

Mr MC

Five stars

I can’t thank everyone at Safe Hands enough for the service and support they’ve given me, arranging my Dad's funeral plan. Everyone I spoke to was caring, compassionate and considerate.

Ms JL

Five stars

I've got no hesitation in recommending Safe Hands, and the funeral directors chosen to help us. They were all open, honest, and respecteful at what was an incredibly difficult time – our family was so grateful.

Mrs CD

Five stars

Single payment

Many of our customers pay all at once. The funeral plan comes into place straight away, so that gives you instant peace of mind.

You can pay by debit card or credit card through our website. Or you can arrange a direct bank transfer by calling us on 0800 917 7099. Make a one-off payment.

  • Make a one-off payment
  • No handling charge
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Monthly payments

Monthly instalments are paid by Direct Debit. They’re all backed by the Direct Debit Guarantee. We'll ask you which you prefer – a payment that comes to us between 1-28th of every month.

If you die before all the instalments are paid, then your family or your estate will have to pay the balance of the plan.

  • Instalments / 12 month period
  • No handling charge
  • Our monthly instalment plans all start with a deposit of £250.
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Pay over time

If you prefer to pay over a long period of time, we will apply a handling charge to the instalments.

  • Pay slowly / up to 25 years
  • Includes a handling charge
  • Safe Hands Guarantee
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Cancelling your Safe Hands Funeral Plan

We know people's situations change sometimes.

If you need to cancel a plan, then we'll give you a full refund as long as you call us within 30 days of buying the plan.

After 30 days, we have to charge an administration fee of £295.

*For plans purchased prior to 1st July 2021 please see your T&C's for cancellation fees

Services Direct Cremation from only £12.20 pcm Topaz Plan from only £16.65 pcm Pearl Plan from only £25.55 pcm Sapphire Plan from only £27.03 pcm Ruby Plan from only £29.26 pcm
Funeral Director's fees and services (inc. care and preparation of the deceased*) yes yes yes yes yes
24 hour collection by the funeral director and transfer to funeral home

National

25 Miles**

25 Miles**

25 Miles**

25 Miles**

Consultation with the family regarding the funeral arrangements (time, date, location of funeral, etc) yes yes yes yes
Chapel of rest viewing subject to appointment with the funeral director

Office Hours only

Office Hours only

Office Hours only

Office Hours only

Provision of a lined coffin with nameplate. Deceased can be dressed in own clothes or a burial robe can be provided on all plans excluding the Direct Cremation

Simple Coffin

Quality Veneered Coffin

Quality Veneered Coffin

Quality Veneered Coffin

High Quality, Oak Veneered Coffin

Provision of a modern hearse and bearers yes yes yes yes
Funeral Procession to crematorium/cemetery up to 20 miles from funeral home

Direct Route

Direct Route

Flexible Route

Flexible Route

Provision of a following limousine for family or mourners

One Limousine

Two Limousines

A list of who has sent flowers and charitable donations yes
Record and safely store your funeral wishes yes yes yes yes yes
Bereavement Advice Service yes yes yes yes yes
Cremation fee or interment fee Guaranteed Included in the £1200 contribution towards defined third party fees*** Guaranteed***
Doctors fee if applicable Guaranteed Included in the £1200 contribution towards defined third party fees*** Guaranteed***
Minister or celebrant fee Included in the £1200 contribution towards defined third party fees*** Guaranteed***
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*Our funeral plans do not cover the cost of embalming. **Mileage over 25 miles is charged at the funeral director’s prevailing rate at the time of need. ***Your Safe Hands plan will pay for the funeral director’s costs. Our Pearl and Sapphire plans also provide £1,200 towards third party costs (fees for cremation or interment, a doctor’s fee, and a Minister’s or Celebrant’s fee). That specific allowance increases annually in line with CPI – but if it doesn’t cover those third-party costs completely, then there’ll be a balance to pay. Our Ruby plan includes a guarantee to cover the listed third party costs.

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Topaz Plan from only £24.97 pcm*
yes Funeral Director’s fees and services (inc. care and preparation of the deceased)
yes A simple, veneered coffin with nameplate
yes A funeral hearse and bearers
yes 24 hour transfer of the deceased to funeral home / chapel of rest - 25 Miles
yes Organising the service at the crematorium/cemetery
yes Family support and guidance provided by the funeral director
yes Funeral procession from home / funeral home to crematorium or cemetery
yes Time of funeral agreed mutually between funeral director and family
yes Visits to chapel of rest permitted at any time, subject to appointment with the funeral director
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Direct Cremation from only £19.19 pcm*
yes Funeral Director’s fees and services (inc. care and preparation of the deceased)
yes A simple, veneered coffin with nameplate
yes 24 hour transfer of the deceased to funeral home / chapel of rest - National
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Pearl Plan from only £37.86 pcm*
yes Funeral Director’s fees and services (inc. care and preparation of the deceased)
yes A simple, veneered coffin with nameplate
yes A funeral hearse and bearers
yes 24 hour transfer of the deceased to funeral home / chapel of rest - 25 Miles
yes Organising the service at the crematorium/cemetery
yes Family support and guidance provided by the funeral director
yes Funeral procession from home / funeral home to crematorium or cemetery
yes Time of funeral agreed mutually between funeral director and family
yes Visits to chapel of rest permitted at any time, subject to appointment with the funeral director
yes An allowance towards the disbursement costs (these are costs for cremation/cemetery fee, doctor’s fee and minister’s or celebrant’s fee
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Sapphire Plan from only £41.36 pcm*
yes Funeral Director’s fees and services (inc. care and preparation of the deceased)
yes A simple, veneered coffin with nameplate
yes A funeral hearse and bearers
yes 24 hour transfer of the deceased to funeral home / chapel of rest - 25 Miles
yes Organising the service at the crematorium/cemetery
yes Family support and guidance provided by the funeral director
yes Funeral procession from home / funeral home to crematorium or cemetery
yes Time of funeral agreed mutually between funeral director and family
yes Visits to chapel of rest permitted at any time, subject to appointment with the funeral director
yes One following limousine
yes An allowance towards the disbursement costs (these are costs for cremation/cemetery fee, doctor’s fee and minister’s or celebrant’s fee
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Ruby Plan from only £44.86 pcm*
yes Funeral Director’s fees and services (inc. care and preparation of the deceased)
yes An oak-effect veneered coffin with nameplate
yes A funeral hearse and bearers
yes 24 hour transfer of the deceased to funeral home / chapel of rest - 25 Miles
yes Organising the service at the crematorium/cemetery
yes Family support and guidance provided by the funeral director
yes Funeral procession from home / funeral home to crematorium or cemetery
yes Time of funeral agreed mutually between funeral director and family
yes Visits to chapel of rest permitted at any time, subject to appointment with the funeral director
yes Two following limousines
yes An allowance towards the disbursement costs (these are costs for cremation/cemetery fee, doctor’s fee and minister’s or celebrant’s fee
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