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Safe Hands Funeral Plans New Charity Partnership With Macmillan Cancer Support

Safe Hands Funeral Plans is pleased to announce a new partnership with leading UK cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support, which aims to raise crucial funds to ensure the charity can continue to provide vital care and do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.  The new partnership, which will be in place for […]

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COVID-19 Update

Due to the impact of COVID 19 (Coronavirus) and the increase in cases across the UK, it’s important to update you on the steps that we are taking to keep Safe Hands operating safely.  Our Offices remain open and our team are available to help with all enquiries. Whilst the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) […]

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Safe Hands FCA Regulation

The funeral plan business is to come under tighter regulation when the industry falls under the auspices of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – the body that regulates the 60,000 businesses in the UK offering financial services. The FCA plans to have the new legislation in place next year before taking responsibility for regulation in […]

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Safe Hands Funeral Plan’s TV Debut

One of the UK’s first post-lockdown TV commercials airs this week when funeral planning company Safe Hands makes its TV debut. The commercial features actress Suzanne Sinclair of Holby City and Casualty fame with voice over from Downton Abbey star Lesley Nicol who plays the cook Beryl Patmore. The 60 and 30 second slots were […]

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How to Talk About Death & Dying

Why is it that we don’t talk about death and dying? How come that talking about death makes most of us at least slightly uncomfortable? And what are we missing out on in life by avoiding conversations about death and dying?  In 2020, over 695,800 people died in the UK. That is an average of […]

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The Taboo Around Discussing Death Is Lifting

The coronavirus pandemic has heightened the sense of our own mortality with more people than ever thinking the unthinkable. According to research by the funeral planning company Safe Hands, 30% of us are thinking more about our health and mortality. Indeed, Google searches for the word “funeral” spiked in March with more than 60,000 searches […]

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Discussing End-of-Life Planning

It’s Dying Matters Awareness week and this year the theme is ‘Dying To Be Heard’ – a focus on how people respond when someone wants to discuss death, or grief, their Will or their funeral plans. These have always been difficult conversations, but – by putting the spotlight on end-of-life planning as a natural part […]

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Safe Hands Launches Major Marketing Campaign

Agents selling Safe Hands funeral plans are set to benefit from a £1 million marketing campaign designed to encourage more people to take out a funeral plan. The firm, which was recently acquired by a private investment company, is taking ads in national press, radio and TV as well as conducting a full scale online […]