SAIF was established in 1989 to support independent, mostly family owned funeral directors, concerned about the proliferation of larger conglomerates. We currently have more than 950 members across 1,500 sites, as well as an additional 100 Associate members who supply products or services to the funeral profession.
SAIF’s role for funeral directors:
- To promote best practice and protect the interests of our members and their local communities
- To represent the views of our members at a national and local level, including at all levels in government
- To provide training and education programmes to ensure members meet the highest of standards through the Independent Funeral Directors College.
SAIF’s role for funeral clients?
- Bereaved families can be assured of a compassionate, professional approach, underpinned by our industry leading Code of Practice.
- We have stringent conditions for membership, which includes demonstrating a sound trading history and suitable premises. Members are inspected against the Code of Practice every two years.
- SAIF Care bereavement support and a Consumer Protection Scheme