A national helpline for people struggling with rising funeral costs.
Reaching people in the far corners of the UK.
When we tell people that Down to Earth supported 793 people in 2017-18 they picture a bustling office filled with staff. Yet all this support was offered by four members of staff who respond to daily enquiries and requests for help.
Our reach goes far beyond our base in London, extending out to the whole of the UK, helping over 4,000 people since Down to Earth started in 2010.
Down to Earth in 2017/18
In 2017-18 we reached even more people across the country:
- We helped 1,099 people through our Reducing Funeral Debt online tool a step-by-step straightforward guide for people to reduce funeral debt after a funeral.
- We provided training using Down to Earth’s expertise to provide support to their own bereaved clients in managing funeral costs.
- We reached even more people through our other online resources including simple and practical guides on how to plan and arrange a funeral.
We further raise general public awareness of funeral poverty and how we can all help reduce its impact through our Fair Funerals campaign.