Why Use Us?
- Exclusively endorsed by the National Federation of Funeral Directors.
- Advisors to over 550 care homes in the West and East Midlands.
- Low-cost monthly payment options.
- Up to 2 years interest- free options.
- Interest free instalments available.
- Ability to nominate any independent funeral director as “preferred”.
- 100% independent and FCA compliant trust fund.
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Please Note: Plans may vary in content; prices correct as of 01/12/2016.
What Our Customers Think
“I am the Manager of a Residential Home and a number of my residents/families have used the services of West Midlands Care Legal Services.
There services include: Safehands Funeral Plans, POA- Probate- Wills and Court of Protection applications. I have used this company personally.
I can highly recommend this company as they go above and beyond what is expected, They attend peoples homes and make the whole process as seamless as possible. Taking away any worries or concerns.”
Compare Our Funeral Plans
Funeral Director's Fees and Services
Provision of the Funeral Service and Arrangements
A Funeral Hearse and Personnel
Silk floral flower spray
Doctor's Medical Fees
from £23.63/month or
Lined & Fitted
from £36.23/month or
Lined & Fitted
from £39.03/month or
Frequently Asked Questions
What are 3rd Party Fees / Disbursements?
3rd party fees, or 'disbursements' refer to elements of a funeral cost that are paid by the funeral director to 3rd parties on your behalf. These are cremation fees (national average £600), doctor's fees (£164 nationally, except Scotland where they are free) and minister or celebrant fee (£180). With the exception of the Topaz option, all Safe Hands Funeral Plans contain an allowance of £1200 to cover 3rd party fees. This allowance rises annually at least in line with RPI. There may be a balance to pay at the time of need if the 3rd party fees payable by the funeral director on your behalf when you die, exceed the allowance in your plan (+RPI) at that time.
What does a Safe Hands funeral plan include?
Safe Hands offer 5 different funeral plan options to suit different tastes and budgets. With the exception of the Direct Cremation option, all, as an absolute mininum, include a hearse, a lined and fitted coffin, 24 hour transfer of the deceased, care and preparation of the deceased, and funeral director's fees. Also, all options, with the exception of the Direct Cremation and the Topaz, include an £1200 allowance towards 3rd party fees / disbursements.
What are funeral director fees?
Funeral Director's fees cover all elements of the funeral that are provided by the funeral director directly - such as the hearses, limousines, care and preparation of the deceased, etc.
Is a buriel more expensive?
Yes. The funeral director's costs and services remain exactly the same for both cremation and burial. However, because interment costs vary enormously according to different local authorities pricing, only when we know where you wish to be buried can we give you a fixed price.
Can I choose the funeral director?
You can select any funeral director that is a member of the National Federation of Funeral Directors, to undertake your funeral. You can also nominate any other independent firm, under which circumstances, when you pass away, we will offer your funeral to your preferred firm in the first instance. If, for any reason, your preferred firm is unavailable or unwilling to undertake the funeral, then it will instead be conducted by an alternative, local, reputable, firm at Safe Hands' discretion (preferably one that is a member of the NFFD).