Is your Funeral Director Licenced

People are always surprised to hear that not all Funeral Directors are qualified, nor do they have a license to practice. There is no legislation in place at the moment, although those of us who are qualified are always pushing to get the government to put something in place to change this.

You wouldn’t choose to have an operation by a doctor who was not qualified, yet many families leave their loved ones in the care of an unqualified Funeral Director, as they wrongly think that all Funeral Directors must be qualified.

The British Institute of Funeral Directors (BIFD) is an educational institute offering the highest qualification a Funeral Director can achieve. Once qualified with ongoing education, an annual licence to practice can be obtained.

When choosing a Funeral Director look out for the BIFD LOGO (pictured above) so that you can be safe in the knowledge that your loved one is in the best possible care.

Is your Funeral Director SAIF??

Is your Funeral Director SAIF??
At Pearson Funeral Service we are proud to be members of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). By being members, this shows not only our commitment to adhering to the stringent guidelines the association sets out to its members, but also our commitment to the families we serve.

All our clients are covered by the SAIF Consumer Protection Scheme. This means that in the unlikely event you are dissatisfied with our services you have access to a system or redress you can trust.

Out clients are also covered by SAIF CARE, a free bereavement counselling service, providing a telephone helpline, email advice, online chat facility and six face to face counselling sessions. Feedback over the past year has been very positive with many families feeling the benefit of this service.

Ashes into Fireworks

When dealing with the cremated remains of a loved one, an interesting and colourful option is to have some of the remains made into fireworks. These are hand made locally with various choices of rockets and cakes available, a spectacular way to say goodbye to your loved one. For more information please contact our office.

SAIF CARE

As part of our ongoing commitment to the families we serve, Pearson Funeral Service now offers a bereavement counselling service to our clients who are struggling to cope with the death of a loved one through SAIF Care. This is a free and confidential help for family members or close friends who feel they need extra support. The service includes a telephone helpline, email advice, online chat facility and six face-to-face sessions.

If you require more information about this service feel free to call or email us at any time and we will be more than happy to help.
info@pearson-funerals.co.uk 01484 844289