Secure Haven have signed and joined the national campaign to tackle funeral poverty and pledged to provide a fair deal for local people on low incomes. Funeral poverty exists when the cost of a funeral is beyond a persons ability to pay. The pledge is a free and voluntary commitment to
- Recognise funerals can be expensive and many people struggle with the costs.
- Make our most affordable funeral package visible to the public including third party costs.
- Charge clear prices for goods and services so people know what they are buying. Communicate costs in initial conversations and prominently display full price lists.
The fair funerals pledge has been launched by anti poverty charity Quaker Social Action. QSA run down to earth a project supporting people on low incomes to cover the cost of a funeral. Their fair funerals campaign is working with government, charities and the funeral industry to tackle to growing problem of funeral poverty.