With funeral costs high and rising, many people faced with a sudden loss struggle to find an affordable send off for their loved ones.
At Down to Earth our unique service aims to ensure no one faces unnecessary debt or distress due to high funeral costs.
Support before a funeral has taken place
If you are on benefits or a low income Down to Earth can support you to find a meaningful funeral that is more affordable. We mainly do this by phone, but you can also make initial contact by email. Our experienced team support thousands of people across the UK to look at their options, keep costs down, and identify ways to raise money for a funeral.
Dealing with debt after a funeral has taken place
Many people struggle with funeral related debt. We provide information and guidance to support you when faced with debt following a funeral. From identifying charitable funds, to getting the right government support, there are clear options you can explore to improve your financial situation.
Supporting your clients and staff with bereavement
Down to Earth is a unique service and our staff are experienced in supporting people with planning and finances when faced with bereavement. As well as accepting referrals to our service, we provide training to professionals to ensure your organisation has the knowledge and ability to support clients or staff at this difficult time.
Campaigning for Fair Funerals
Between 2014 and 2018, we ran the Fair Funerals campaign, tackling the structural causes of funeral poverty. Learn more about the impact of our work: