April 19, 2022 2 min read

In a recent survey carried out by Funeral Guide and YouGov only 6% of adults in the UK have pre-paid funeral plans. People in Wales are 50% less likely to have a pre-paid funeral plan than other parts of the UK and people who have never married are 4 times less likely to have a funeral plan.


Unfortunately not everyone is in the position to take out funeral plans, but everyone should at least make their funeral wishes known whether that would be having a coffin choice flyer kept with important documents or writing down on a piece of paper what they would like to happen once they are gone. This also helps the family that are left behind to put plans into place knowing they are making the right decision.


The world is changing, especially in the light of coronavirus, and now more than ever we need to start talking and sharing stories so we can change the conversation around death.


One way of doing this is by taking part in Dying Matters Awareness week between 2nd - 6th May. It’s a chance to get your community talking about dying and grief. Talking about this sensitive subject is often difficult and something many of us try to avoid but Dying Matters Awareness week helps remove that sigma.


With many events running between 2-6 May 2022 this is the perfect time to start talking about your wishes in a relaxed friendly environment whether is it listening to guest speakers, decorating a coffin or getting advice on how to find a good funeral director, these are the first steps that you can start taking.


We want everyone when they die to be in a good place whatever that means to them no matter what and who they are.



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