Perhaps best known nowadays amongst British people for its food retail stores, the Co-operative Group (the Co-op) also offer a wide variety of services to customers including in the worlds of finance, insurance and even electricity. Particularly highly-rated, however, is the Co-op Funeralcare service.
Co-op Funeralcare offer a variety of plans which are pre-paid, for cremation and also for burial.
For cremation, four plans are available. Prices vary depending on what is included in each package. The main differences between the plans is that the ‘simple’ (most basic) plan has restrictions for ceremony timings, the cortege must go from the funeral parlour to the crematorium without deviation and the coffin provided will be simple. The more comprehensive packages, however, offer more flexibility with dates and times and the route of the cortege. More luxurious coffins and limousines can also be provided.
Burial plans are also available in four packages. The differences between the policies are similar to those of the cremation packages.
All cremation and burial packages also include a variety of services such as Funeral Directors and bereavement advice. A full list is available on the company website.
A most simple option, for having a cremation without a ceremony, is also possible.
Obviously arranging a funeral can be an extremely stressful time. Accordingly, the Co-op Funeralcare have a range of very helpful material on their website to help you. This includes a comprehensive and detailed guide to the processes behind arranging the funeral.
For further information on the services offered by Co-op Funeralcare, you can download a document from their website. You can also request that this be posted to your home address.
There are various ways to save money, including if you buy the Co-op Funeral Plan via the company website, and for Co-op members, so it is definitely worth checking online before purchase.
Of course, you may need to contact the company for more assistance. There are various ways to do this. A helpline is available 24/7 if you are calling about someone who has died. You can also notify Co-op Funeralcare of a death online. If your enquiry is general, you can fill in an online contact form and decide whether you prefer to be contacted by email or telephone.
Co-op Funeralcare have a 4.7/5 star rating on feefo.