Publications and links

Publications

SAIF is pleased to provide the following free publications for you to download:

Links

A Church near You – An online directory of churches in the church of England. The site includes a ‘Parish Finder’ facility, which allows a user to enter their postcode to find out which parish they live in.

Association of Independent Celebrants – The AOIC is a forward thinking association that places the individual at the heart of its innovative ceremonies.

Bereavement Services Portal– Information resource containing details of 900 Cemetery and Crematoria Operators and over 3,000 Cemeteries and Burial Grounds.

Bereavement Register – Can help reduce the amount of direct mail sent to a deceased person’s address, stopping painful daily reminders.

British Humanist Association – The British Humanist Association encompasses the Humanist Ceremonies network of trained and accredited Humanist celebrants throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Celebrants can be searched by location here.

British Institute of Funeral Directors – The professional body for funeral directors. Founded in 1982.

British Institute of Embalmers – The oldest professional body in funeral service offering training and qualification to embalmers.

Child Bereavement UK – Provides access to support and information when a child is grieving or a child dies.

Church of England Funerals – A useful guide to organising a funeral, going to a funeral and thinking ahead to your own funeral.

Civil Ceremonies Ltd – Provides celebrants to conduct ceremonies, offers training to become a professional celebrant and offers ceremony related items such as invitations and ceremony certificates.

Counselling Directory – The purpose of the site is to provide a huge counselling support network. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics.

County Celebrants Network – Provides information on celebrant services and training for celebrants.

Cruse – Cruse Bereavement Care exists to support people after the death of someone close.

Dept of Work and Pensions(DWP) – Help with funeral payments for those on a low income.

Down to Earth – Worried about paying for a funeral? Run by Quaker Social Action, this organisation can guide people in financial need to plan affordable and meaningful funerals.  Contact them on 020 8983 5055.

Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates – for dealing with repatriations

Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities – The Trade Association for Local Authority owned crematoria and cemeteries in the UK.

Golden Charter Pre-Paid Funeral Plans – The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors recommends the Golden Charter pre-paid plan.

Grief Journey – Bereavement counsellor Bill Webster provides a wonderful resource for people going through all stages of the grief process.

Help paying for a funeral – from the Money Advice Service

National Aids Trust – Aims to transform the UK’s response to HIV.

National Federation of Cemetery Friends– Friends of Cemeteries, Trusts and cemetery managers interested in the future of our historic cemeteries offer advice and best practice on conservation etc.

NHS Organ Donor Register – Find out how you can make your wishes known.

Obituaries Help – a website which offers resources for obituaries and funerals

Safe from Scams – Every day, thousands of people are scammed. We give you the lowdown, to keep you and your money together.

SAIFInsure – Professional help for all your insurance requirements.

The Association of Natural Burial Grounds – The association aims to assist people in the process of establishing sites and provide guidance to burial ground operators.

The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants – The FPC is a professional networking and support organisation for independent celebrants which sets standards for best practice and fosters professionalism in celebrancy.

The Institute of Civil Funerals -A professional body established to train, assess and qualify civil funeral celebrants. Members throughout the UK with guaranteed standards underpinned by a code of practice and a scheme of continuing professional development.

The Memorial Code – The website memorial charity, much loved, has joined together with other leading organisations to create a set of underlying principles to be observed when offering an online memorial service to bereaved people in memory of loved ones who have died.

The Natural Death Centre – Support groups and help in coping with death.

Virtual Dementia Tour – Find out about The Virtual Dementia Tour, a scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction.

Way Foundation – Widowed & Young is a self-help group that offers emotional and practical support to young widowed men and women as they adjust to life after the death of their partner.