Monthly Archives: September 2017

September 29, 2017   //   No Comments

New Home Office Guidance for Employers for Conducting Right to Work Checks

On 16 August 2017, the Home Office released new guidance for employers for conducting right to work checks. It...

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September 29, 2017   //   No Comments

Dementia awareness – SAIF Regional Meeting in Bournemouth

A study by The Lancet showed that an extra 71000 care home places will be needed by 2025. As...

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September 28, 2017   //   1 Comment

What does a funeral director actually do? Becky Horton describes a ‘typical’ day.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to...

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September 27, 2017   //   No Comments

How have causes of death changed in 100 years?

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recently reported on the change to the causes of deaths since 1915.  People...

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September 26, 2017   //   No Comments

Learn about The General Data Protection Regulation at SAIF’s High Wycombe meeting

SAIF’s Regional Meetings schedule is making a detour for the first time to High Wycombe, so if you’re nearby...

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September 26, 2017   //   No Comments

London Cinema screening of Almost Heaven

SAIF has been contacted by Bertha DocHouse (dochouse.org), London’s documentary cinema, located inside Curzon Bloomsbury who thought that their...

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September 25, 2017   //   No Comments

Fraud warning from LEEC

SAIF has been contacted by LEEC that a fraudulent request for Credit Card details has been made to one of...

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September 25, 2017   //   No Comments

Main speaker at SAIF’s Education Day is Scotland’s first inspector of funerals

SAIF Business Centre is delighted that Natalie McKail will be the headline speaker at the SAIF Education Day on...

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September 22, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Applicant in Carlisile, Cumbria

SAIF has received a membership application from a funeral director in Carlisle. Please log on to the members area...

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September 22, 2017   //   No Comments

People aged 40-49 had highest rate of drug misuse deaths in 2016

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) recently published their report: ‘Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales:...

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September 21, 2017   //   No Comments

Tailored training for funeral professionals – Harlow on 7th October & Saffron Walden on 4th November

The IFD College is hosting two Funeral Operative Courses in Essex.  The course has been designed for members of your...

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September 20, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Applicant in West Yorkshire

SAIF has received a membership application from a funeral director in Leeds. Please log on to the members area...

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September 20, 2017   //   No Comments

World Heart Day is 29th September

World Heart Day is on 29th September so why not get involved and promote some heart healthy messages across...

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September 19, 2017   //   No Comments

Stay SAIF from scams: Captain Joe is still sailing

A while back SAIF Business Centre highlighted the email about the captain of a fishing vessel whose wife had...

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September 18, 2017   //   No Comments

Join SAIF in High Wycombe on 4th October

SAIF’s Regional Meetings schedule is making a detour for the first time to High Wycombe, so if you’re nearby...

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September 15, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Applicant in North Yorkshire

SAIF has received an application from a funeral director in Boroughbridge. Please log on to the members area and...

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September 15, 2017   //   No Comments

Concerned about changes to regulations affecting funerals?

There’s a lot of talk about potential changes to regulations affecting funerals, particularly following the appointment of the first...

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September 14, 2017   //   No Comments

How early should we prepare for our own death?

Monthly blog from Paul Allcock, SAIF Immediate Past President & SAIF Government Liaison rep Yesterday I was at the...

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September 13, 2017   //   No Comments

Improving SAIF’s Facebook presence

SAIF is pleased to announce the launch of our new consumer facing Facebook page as well as a private...

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September 12, 2017   //   No Comments

This is Remember a Charity Week

Remember A Charity Week, from 11-17 September, will call on the public to ‘Have Your Say on the World You...

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September 12, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIFInsure re-launched with an improvement in quality

Dear SAIF Member, You may well have seen in the recent SAIFInsight articles that SAIF ended it key supplier...

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September 11, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Members’ free webinar 13th September

By now you’ll know about the appointment of the Natalie McKail as the First Inspector of Funeral Directors in...

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September 8, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Applicant in Stoke-on-Trent

We have received an application from a Funeral Director in Stoke-on-Trent.  If you would like more information please log...

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September 8, 2017   //   No Comments

World Suicide Prevention Day is 10th September

Every year, more than 800,000 people die by suicide and up to 25 times as many make a suicide...

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September 7, 2017   //   No Comments

Change to SAIF Membership application procedure

SAIF Members are encouraged to comment on new applications where they see a potential problem with the company applying....

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September 6, 2017   //   No Comments

Do you need training for funeral professionals in the Gainsborough area?

The Independent Funeral Directors’ (IFD) College will be running two courses in Gainsborough on 14th September: Health & Safety...

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September 6, 2017   //   No Comments

Training on infant loss for funeral directors, hospitals and crematoria on 18th September

The Foundation for Infant Loss Training will present a training session entitled: Infant Loss: Identifying best practice between hospitals,...

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September 5, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF meeting in Chelmsford on 20th September

SAIF Members are invited to join us at our Regional Meeting on 20th September at The Essex Cricket Ground...

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September 4, 2017   //   No Comments

End of life charities merge

Hospice UK and the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC), which leads the Dying Matters coalition, have completed their merger. ...

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September 2, 2017   //   No Comments

Next week is Organ Donation Week

Between 4-10 September, NHS Blood and Transplant, hospitals, charities and supporters of organ donation will be encouraging people across...

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September 1, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF welcomes Royal London’s cost of funerals report

The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) has welcomed the Royal London’s 2017 National Funeral Cost...

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September 1, 2017   //   No Comments

Meet Scotland’s new Inspector of Funeral Directors

Natalie McKail, the new Inspector of Funeral Directors in Scotland, will be attending the NAFD Scotland meeting, a week today – Thursday...

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September 1, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Applicant in Buckinghamshire

SAIF has received an application from a funeral director in Milton Keynes. Please log on to the members area...

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