Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Prepaid Direct Cremation a Funeral Plan?
Direct Cremation plans are different from conventional funeral plans as there is no funeral service included. This makes Direct Cremation plans a more affordable option, with your loved ones free to plan a service or event to celebrate your life.
While Direct Cremation is the cheapest option, many people find a traditional funeral is an important part of the grieving process. Think carefully about what you want to happen and make sure a cremation only plan is the right choice for you.
If you are looking for an affordable cremation funeral plan with a service included, Avalon's Cremation with Service Funeral Plan may be perfect for you.
Do you have to have a funeral?
Legally, there is no requirement for you to arrange a funeral service. However, when someone dies, their body must be disposed of safely. In most cases, this is through burial or cremation, though there are some alternatives, such as burial at sea.
That means that even if you want no ceremony when you die, your friends or family will still have to make arrangements and pay for burial or cremation services.
If your next of kin cannot afford to pay for a basic burial or cremation, your local council will arrange a Public Health Funeral for you – but they will try to reclaim the costs from your estate. This means that they may claim back the cost of burial and cremation fees from whatever savings, property or belongings you leave behind.
Therefore, even though you do not have to have a funeral, the cost of burial or cremation must be covered. That’s why planning ahead is essential.
Does a prepaid plan fix my Direct Cremation costs?
You can arrange your own cremation in advance with a prepaid Cremation Only plan from Avalon.
You’ll be able to secure the funeral director fees at today’s prices for only £1,895, making sure everything is arranged in advance for your loved ones. Call our friendly team today on 0800 014 9112 for more information, or buy online.
Is there a Direct Cremation provider near me?
Avalon work with an extensive, independent Funeral Directors across England, Wales and Scotland. To find out more about how our Direct Cremation plans work, contact our team on 0800 014 9112.
Are there any additional costs?
Avalon's Cremation Only plan includes all essential costs for only £1,895 with no hidden costs. When choosing your Direct Cremation plan, always check what is included within the price stated, as services such as Doctor's fees, collection from a nursing home or a private residence, or returning ashes to your loved ones are often not included and will incur additional charges.