Our Memoria Direct Cremation review verdict
The fact that Memoria have their own crematoriums means that they have much greater control over their costs which is a good thing. They also take care of the actual cremations themselves which is reassuring from a quality and control perspective but can use external sources in certain areas such as the collections.
It’s disappointing that their documentation is a little misleading in that it stresses there are no hidden costs yet collection from home is not included as part of the plan. As a higher percentage of people do die either at home or in a care home rather than somewhere that provides mortuary facilities, this means that potentially a large number of families could need to pay this additional charge when the time comes.
In addition, ashes are only available for collection at the crematorium which logistically may be difficult for a family to do. Therefore you are relying on them to be sent which again will incur additional charges.