News & Views


18 Jan 2018

All SAIF independent funeral directors can be found through the member search on our website. Take a look here:

12 Jan 2018

It's a good idea to record you funeral wishes for your loved ones. Take a look at our free booklet which highlights some of the most important things to consider:

10 Jan 2018

If you haven't been to a funeral before it can be hard to know what to expect. What happens during the service? What should i wear? What if I can't make it to the funeral? Funeral etiquette has also changed over the years. Our funeral advice pages answer some of the common questions you might have. Take a look here:

10 Jan 2018

An insightful video of young people discussing coping with the loss of a loved one. Take a look...

5 Jan 2018

How do we get society to discuss and prepare appropriately for death? Are enough people actually sitting down and talking about their wishes? Find out more in our recent blog post:

22 Dec 2017

After the funeral, if you have more flowers than you can cope with then you can give them to family members or friends or donate them to a local hospice or care home. Additionally, you may like to preserve a particular bouquet

21 Dec 2017

Carrying on the family tradition is a way of life for many firms deeply committed to upholding professional standards. Click here to find a SAIF independent funeral director near you:

18 Dec 2017

SAIF's Chief Executive reacts to hospice funeral joint venture:

15 Dec 2017

SAIF independent funeral directors are there to help you every step of the way

14 Dec 2017

Why should you choose a SAIF independent funeral director? 1. Not distracted or bound by corporate rules handed down from head office 2. Flexible and responsive to your individual needs 3. Deeply committed to upholding professional standards Look out for the SAIF member logo and find out more here:

14 Dec 2017

What does the funeral offer the mourners? SAIF's Paul Allcock offers views in his latest blog:

8 Dec 2017

For close family and friends, the day of the funeral can understandably be highly emotional. Coping with your bereavement can be difficult and should you feel that you need help, then tell your funeral director who can give you some guidance or advise you on any support that is available:

7 Dec 2017

Have you ever wondered what a 'typical day' is like for a funeral director? Have a read of our recent blog post to find out more:

1 Dec 2017

There are many key decisions to make when arranging a funeral: choice of music and hymns, prayers and poems, flowers and candles and a charity for any donations. Our funeral advice pages help you with some of the other considerations you need to make:

30 Nov 2017

Why should you choose an independent SAIF funeral director? 1. Reassurance that you are using the very best in the profession 2. All members follow a strict code of practice and are regularly inspected 3. A compassionate and friendly service Look out for the SAIF member logo and find out more here:

24 Nov 2017

We often find it difficult to have an open conversation about death and our choice of funeral. Making a note of your wishes can be a good place to start and can help provide comfort to your loved ones

24 Nov 2017

A new game which helps children talk openly about grief. Take a look here and see what you think:

21 Nov 2017

Will you support the #BurytheDebt campaign run by the Fair Funerals Campaign? Share the video and petition

17 Nov 2017

Is there such a thing as a typical day for a funeral director? How early should we start preparing for our own death? Take a look at some of our recent guest blog posts to find out more:

16 Nov 2017

SAIF funeral directors provide compassionate support and advice on all aspects of arranging a funeral. Take a look at our video to see the many other benefits of using a SAIF independent firm. You can also find out more here: