Monthly Archives: December 2016

December 30, 2016   //   No Comments

Ex-Disney boss offers a sensory experience

The former Vice President of Disney’s Epcot theme park has brought the idea of selling the “experience” to the...

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December 29, 2016   //   No Comments

Labour calls for bereaved parents funding

Labour has called for £10 million to fund assistance for the funerals of children.  Teresa Pearce, Shadow Secretary for...

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December 28, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Associate wins Gravedigger of the Year 2016 Award

In October David Homer received the accolade of Gravedigger of the Year 2016. He says that to become a...

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December 23, 2016   //   No Comments

Happy Christmas to SAIF Members

Happy Christmas to all SAIF Members and best wishes for 2017.  To view our festive opening hours, please click...

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December 22, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Member renewals due by 31st December

Remember that 31st December is the final date to pay 2017 annual subscriptions.  You should have received your renewal...

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December 21, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Chief Executive quoted in The Telegraph

Chief Executive Terry Tennens was quoted in this recent article in the Telegraph about the importance of protecting digital...

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December 21, 2016   //   No Comments

Coping with grief at Christmas

Christmas is coming and with it what can be one of the most difficult times of the year for...

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December 20, 2016   //   No Comments

Church burial and funeral fees for 2017 on SAIF website

SAIF members may read the Church Burial and Funeral Fees for 2017 in English and Welsh on the website...

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December 20, 2016   //   No Comments

Support of families of intensive care patients towards the end of life

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) recently published a report on how nurses support families of intensive care patients...

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December 19, 2016   //   No Comments

Donate safely to charities this Christmas

Charitable giving rises over Christmas and the winter period, with many charities and companies running dedicated Christmas appeals. Although...

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December 19, 2016   //   No Comments

Company directors and managers must face Health & Safety responsibilities

Recent figures identified that, up to March this year, a significant large number of directors and managers had been...

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December 16, 2016   //   No Comments

Bookings being taken for SAIF’s AGM Weekend 2017

SAIF’s AGM and Banquet Weekend will take place on 24th to 26th March 2017 at The Old Swan, Harrogate. ...

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December 15, 2016   //   No Comments

GTN Patches

SAIF have been advised of number of unexplained explosions at crematoria in the UK.  It seems that they have...

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December 15, 2016   //   No Comments

Supporting the bereaved at Christmas

Dying Matters have resources available to help people support the bereaved at all times of the year.  With Christmas...

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December 13, 2016   //   No Comments

Welsh Government Consultation on medical examiner

Following a similar exercise in England earlier this year, the Welsh Government is now consulting on the new role...

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December 12, 2016   //   No Comments

Explosions at crematoria

SAIF have been advised of number of unexplained explosions at crematoria in the UK.  It seems that they have...

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December 12, 2016   //   No Comments

Happy Christmas to SAIF Members

Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2017 to all of our members. Please note that due to Christmas Day...

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December 9, 2016   //   No Comments

Scottish government rules out organ donor incentives

The Scottish Government has ruled out incentivising organ donors through paying towards their funeral expenses, ahead of a consultation...

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December 8, 2016   //   No Comments

Diploma on Management of the Dead

The Academy of Forensic Medical Sciences (AFMS) will be holding a Management of the Dead programme from 6th to...

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December 7, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF needs quality assurance inspectors

SAIF Business Centre is looking to expand the Quality Assurance team and are seeking a suitably experienced person to carry...

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December 6, 2016   //   No Comments

Dr Bill Webster’s e-book now available from Amazon

‘First you Hurt, Then you Heal’, an e-book written by Dr Bill Webster, is now available from Amazon.  Dr...

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December 5, 2016   //   No Comments

National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates to increase.

The government has accepted the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) for new to apply from April 2017....

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December 2, 2016   //   No Comments

CLIC Sargent’s new brand to fight for young lives

Cancer support charity CLIC Sargent has launched a new brand identity. The charity’s new logo and message pledge that...

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December 1, 2016   //   No Comments

Funeral apprenticeship on course

A new 12 month long Level 2 funeral apprenticeship course is about to be launched.  It will be open...

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