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How would you feel if you couldn’t afford a decent send off for someone you love? It's a reality that faces many of us as funeral costs have soared by 80% in the last ten years. At the same time Government grants for people struggling have dwindled. Struggling to pay for a funeral? Visit Down to Earth
Our Down to Earth project works with people in funeral poverty, helping them arrange a meaningful affordable funeral. We witness the trauma, distress and shame people feel at not being able to give someone a send-off. And factors like an aging population, funeral inflation and a projected rise in death rates are creating a perfect storm where funeral poverty is set to increase. So in 2014 we launched the Fair Funerals Campaign.
1. Educating people about their choices so they can avoid funeral poverty2. Influencing government to do more for people in funeral poverty. We are a founder of the Funeral Poverty Alliance3. Working with the funeral industry to do more for people in funeral poverty
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