Symponia, the national professional body for care fees planning advisers, has expanded its panel to include 50+ funeral plan specialist, Golden Charter.
Golden Charter is the UK's "leading" funeral planning company and offers access to over 2,900 independent funeral directors, and has been granted Symponia's Preferred Partner accolade.
Janet Davies, joint managing director for Symponia says: "In recent years our approach and attitude to death has changed and it is now considered an important and integral part of later life planning. There has been a steady increase in the number of people wanting to talk about and take out pre-paid funeral plans.
"For many people, this is because they want to relieve loved ones of the burden of making arrangements, whilst others want to have a say in creating the type of final farewell that reflects their personality and values, even though they won't actually be there."
Davies continued: "The diversity and professionalism of all the included organisations is a real testament to not only the calibre of our members, but also the recognition that later life planning covers a wide array of subjects, most of which are sensitive, but nonetheless an essential element of the inevitable ageing process".
Andrew Harding, regional account manager at Golden Charter said: "We have been impressed with the caring philosophy of Symponia and believe that our on-going relationship with them will enable both organisations to help more and more families plan for - and meet -their end of life objectives".
Symponia also recently extended its Preferred Partners network to property related firms, Eldercare Property Partners, The Senior Move Partnership and Giggs & Company.
The trade body also confirmed it has a waiting list of companies hoping to join its network.
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