Saving on funerals
A caring funeral partnership has saved £ 170,000 in just a year.
East Ayrshire Council launched the innovative scheme with three highly respected funeral directors.
The Respectful Funeral Service was created and developed by the council’s Bereavement Services team in response to funeral poverty.
And it has saved grieving familites a fortune.
Directors Alexander Muir in Cumnock, Mauchline Funeral Directors and ML Williams Funeral Directors, devised a “dignified” package to offer significant savings.
Council leader Douglas Reid said: “In just one short year, the Respectful Funeral Service has been recognised nationally, taking a Gold Award at the Improvement Social Enterprise Public Transformation Awards.
““We entered into this partnership hoping that we would make a difference to the lives of our residents. We wanted to support our communities during the hardest times and I feel like we have succeeded.”
Working together The Respectful Funeral Service