Monthly Archives: November 2017

November 23, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Members views sought for National Suicide Bereavement Survey

SAIF was delighted to welcome Sharon McDonnell of Suicide Bereavement UK to our recent Education Day.  During her presentation Sharon outlined...

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November 21, 2017   //   No Comments

Will you support the #BurytheDebt campaign?

SAIF is sharing this information from The Fair Funerals Campaign: This Wednesday, the Chancellor Philip Hammond is going to...

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November 21, 2017   //   No Comments

How did deprivation affect causes of death in 2016?

A recent report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) highlighted how the more deprived areas in both England and...

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November 20, 2017   //   No Comments

Good Funeral Award for SAIF Member ARKA

SAIF congratulates the team at ARKA who won the Best Care of the Deceased Award at the Good Funeral...

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November 17, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Applicants in Manchester and Worcestershire

SAIF has received membership applications from funeral directors in Walkden, Manchester and Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Please log on to the...

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November 17, 2017   //   No Comments

Questions on Statutory Sick Pay? Join the HMRC free webinar on 23rd November

Do you have any questions about statutory sick pay or managing sick leave? Her Majesty’s Revenue Collection (HMRC) is hosting...

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November 16, 2017   //   2 Comments

SAIF launches SAIF Care bereavement counselling service

SAIF is delighted to launch SAIF Care, a bereavement counselling service which members can offer to clients who are struggling...

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November 16, 2017   //   No Comments

150th Anniversary for SAIF Member S Stibbards & Sons Family Funeral Directors

SAIF Member S Stibbards & Sons Family Funeral Directors in Essex celebrated their 150th anniversary this summer. Samuel Stibbard,...

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November 15, 2017   //   No Comments

World day of remembrance for road traffic victims is 19th November

Every year, the third Sunday of November is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, this year’s...

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November 14, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Wales Christmas Dinner – remember to make your order by 16th November

SAIF’s Christmas Dinner & Meeting will be at the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli on Friday 1st December.  Please make your...

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November 14, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF’s Excellent Education Day

SAIF’s Education Day that was held on Wednesday 1st November at The Leicester Tigers Conference Hall, with over 100 members...

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November 13, 2017   //   No Comments

The government announces a programme for teaching mental health first aid

A new £15 million programme will see up to 1 million people trained in basic mental health “first aid”...

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November 10, 2017   //   No Comments

Are you ready for Kindness Day on 13th November?

Kindness Day is a celebration of kindness across the UK and encourages kind acts to be performed on a...

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November 9, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF reflects on how the bereaved can be helped by the funeral

SAIF thanks Past President Paul Allcock for his November blog: Some years ago I wrote a document entitled ‘What...

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November 8, 2017   //   No Comments

Bereavement Support Payment leaflets available for SAIF Members

SAIF has provided a leaflet which members may download and print for clients which explains Bereavement Support Payments since the...

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November 8, 2017   //   No Comments

Remember – SAIF’s Member Webinar today at 2-3pm

As funeral professionals you come into close contact with families who are mourning the death of somebody who had dementia,...

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November 7, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Member Steven Stewart moves to new premises

Steven Stewart Funeral Directors in Cupar recently moved to new, very spacious premises in Cupar’s Provost Wynd. Steven has...

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November 6, 2017   //   No Comments

Update for SAIF Members on Government consultation on reform of funeral expenses payment regulations

Paul Allcock, SAIF’s government liaison representative advises SAIF members that the Government Response to the Consultation on the Reform...

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November 3, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Member Button Family Services wins National Family Business Awards

SAIF congratulates Button Family Funeral Services for their win at the prestigious National Family Business Awards. The firm picked...

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November 2, 2017   //   No Comments

Webinar on Dementia Awareness for SAIF Members on 8th November.

As funeral professionals we come into close contact with families who are mourning the death of somebody who had...

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November 1, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Education Day welcomes IFD College students

SAIF and the IFD College congratulate students who have completed courses this year.  Many of the students will be...

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