Bereaved Dundonians are racking up more than half a million pounds in debt to pay for funerals each year, a new report has revealed.
German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, once said: “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.”
Planning a funeral can be an emotionally and financially tough time – especially when it becomes a priority without any warning.
A homeless man who was forced to beg on the street to raise cash to bury his wife has thanked some members of the public for helping his cause.
Soaring funeral costs are responsible for some Dundee families falling behind on their rent – and even preventing them from grieving properly.
A new Dundee charity is aiming to help people who can’t afford to pay for funerals.
Measures to help tackle the issue of funeral poverty in Dundee could take effect as early as next month.
“Simple” services at a reduced cost are among proposals aimed at making funerals more affordable for people living in Dundee.
With about 20 pauper’s funerals held in Dundee every year, a city group has secured funding to explore ways to help people facing “funeral poverty”.