Funeral Plans – Buyer Beware!


A Diss funeral home has hit out at tactics employed by door-to-door salespeople operating in the area.

Rosedale Funeral Home is urging people to take their time when buying funeral plans and to remember that they have a seven day cooling off period.

“We understand that funeral plan sales teams are operating throughout the area and are concerned that people may be misled into thinking they are representing local funeral homes such as ours, when this is absolutely not the case” said Anne Beckett-Allen.

“In common with most funeral homes we offer a choice of funeral plans, but would never sell door-to-door as we feel this puts people under pressure.

“If you are thinking of investing in a funeral plan my advice would be to ask around, take your time and to be clear about what it is you are actually buying.

“At the end of the day people buy funeral plans for peace of mind so it’s worrying to hear that people may not be buying what they thought.  Buying a funeral plan is a positive thing to do and it would be sad if people are put off by the type of worrying stories we’re hearing.”

A family-run business, Rosedale Funeral Home has branches across South Norfolk and North Suffolk.  It’s team includes well-known local Funeral Directors Richard Green, Derrick Leeder and Christian Fairbrother.