Talking about illness, death or financial problems is never easy. In fact these three things are what the nation as a whole avoid talking about the most according to research from Co-op Funeralcare. However difficult these conversations are, they are some of the most valuable ones to have. At times the cost of not talking […]

We proud to have launched a new partnership with Cancer Research UK, aiming to raise over three-quarters of a million pounds to support the charity’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In support of the partnership, we have introduced our #AWill2TackleCancer. Our A Will to Tackle Cancer campaign will offer a range […]

Following the announcement of our financial results last week we’ve published our full report and accounts which give a full review of how we performed last year.  The report and accounts are received by members at our Annual General Meeting which takes place on Saturday 20 May in Manchester. Later this month we’ll be sending […]

Attitudes towards announcing deaths on social media are changing. As we increasingly use social media to update on everyday life, it’s no surprise that online sites are frequently being used as forums to update on the news of someone passing away. Our Death in the Digital Age report has found that one fifth of UK adults […]

Following its launch back in 2012, Co-op Funeralcare’s apprenticeship programme has grown from strength to strength. Starting with 10 original apprentices back in 2012, more than 1,800 people have now been welcomed through our doors. The programme is unique in that there isn’t an age limit and all of our operational colleagues join us as […]

It’s not often you see She-Ra from the He-Man comic books leading a funeral or a hearse being flanked by Superman, Batman, Robin and Captain America, but that’s what happened for the funeral of 18-year old Arthur Lewis Trigger Peebles from Morden, Surrey last week. Arthur was a super fan of comic heroes including Superman, […]

Are you one of the 20 million UK adults banking on receiving an average inheritance of £147,000? A new study by the Co-op has revealed that one in five over 50’s confess there’s less in the pot for their dependents than they’d hoped. 35% of those asked blame early retirement for the lack of money […]