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Shepherds Friendly Partners with Co-operative Funeralcare

16th December 2021

As part of our Over 50s Life Insurance, we are delighted to announce a new partnership between Shepherds Friendly and Co-operative Funeralcare.

Proudly Member Owned

Our members are at the heart of everything we do, and we’re really pleased to have partnered with an organisation that has the same values as us.

Our Chief Executive, Ann-Marie O’Dea, commented on the new partnership:

“We selected Co-op Funeralcare because, as a mutual, their values align with ours. We believe in putting our members first, and we feel that this partnership allows us to do that. Co-op Funeralcare are accessible widely throughout the UK*, meaning members can access this valuable service easily at a difficult time. Our Over 50s Life Insurance and Funeral Benefit Option allows our members peace of mind knowing that their affairs will be in good hands if the worst should happen.”

Gill Stewart, Chief Operating Officer at Co-op Funeralcare, commented:

“We’re really pleased to be working alongside Shepherds Friendly to offer a Funeral Benefit Option to plan holders. Our aim is to help people take control of their end-of-life wishes and alleviate some of the financial pressures on their families who may be experiencing grief and loss. This partnership will provide further peace of mind and enable us to offer our high-standards of personalised care and support when needed.”

Peace of Mind for the Future

With Co-operative Funeralcare as an option for our plan holders, we hope to give members some well-deserved peace of mind while fulfilling our promise to look out for them in times of need. The Funeral Benefit Option gives members a discount of up to £250 off their funeral cost, along with advice, support and guidance, and a choice of funeral options. This feature offers our members added value in their plans for the future.

Find Out More

If you’d like to find out more about the partnership, and what it means for over 50s, take a look at our Over 50s Life Insurance  by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the partnership, or would like to take out a plan with us, our Member Services team are always happy to help out. You can get in touch on 0800 526 249 during our office hours (Monday to Thursday – 9:00am to 5:00pm, Fridays – 9:00am to 4:00pm) or send us an email at [email protected].

* Note that the Funeral Benefit Option is not available to members living in Northern Ireland.