funeral poverty

Budget fails to lift people out of funeral poverty

When Fair Funerals launched the #BurytheDebt campaign, it was our simple aim that the funeral fund be raised so it covered the cost of a basic funeral.

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Chancellor told to bury the debt for grieving families

We're calling on the Chancellor Philip Hammond #BurytheDebt  for grieving families by raising the state funeral fund. The fund has shrunk and now covers less than half the cost of a basic funeral, pushing people into serious poverty and debt.

Funeral poverty booms as government funeral fund shrinks

Funeral poverty is rising and the government are spending less than ever to help grieving people who can't afford a funeral.

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Your family photos can help us end funeral poverty!

Every successful campaign needs good photos to illustrate why it matters to people. 

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Government taking action to fix the broken funeral fund

The government have announced plans to make their funeral fund simpler and fairer. The fund is available to some people who would otherwise been unable to afford a funeral.

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Huge upsurge in online price transparency

When we first started campaigning for fairer funerals in 2014, only 10% of funeral directors in the UK had any prices at all on their websites.

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What happens when someone you love dies and you can't afford a funeral?

Student Alex Craven writes about losing his husband Paul, being unable to afford a funeral.

By Alex Craven

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Funeral poverty – what to ask your election candidates!

This is a critical time to persuade the government to take action on funeral poverty.

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Fair Funerals runner up in campaigners award

Each year, the Sheila Mckechnie Foundation celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners. This may be those working locally or nationally, and from individuals and community groups to people working in large organisations. 

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MPs flood in to support child funeral fund

Today we held a parliamentary drop-in event for MPs, calling on their support for a child funeral fund, to spare grieving parents the added trauma of funeral poverty.

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