National Federation Funeral Directors
The National Federation of Funeral Directors was established as a professional, self-regulated body, committed to maintaining the highest possible standards throughout its members in the funeral industry. It incorporates all types of independent funeral companies. Unlike some companies, we are not pay and display orientated, we proactively liaise with our funeral directors and introduce ways to help their business prosper.
A Safe Hands Funeral plan lets you arrange and pay for your funeral in the future today. Taking out a guaranteed funeral plan with safe hands is a practical way of planning your future.
The Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service provided by ITC. They give practical information and advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close.
(Disclaimer; The NFFD Ltd. are in no way associated with the NAFD - National Association of Funeral Directors)
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For most people losing a loved one is an emotional experience, people need time to grieve and often is the case where planning and paying for a funeral is the last thing on their minds. Yet in that moment of deepest grief, some important and difficult decisions still need to be made. This is where the compassion, professionalism and community commitment of an approved funeral director can help to make this difficult time just that little bit more bearable.
For the general consumer visiting our website, they can do so with the upmost confidence in the funeral firm they choose will deliver only the very best service.
The Federation is the driving force with which to oversee its members. The Federation ensures that its members adhere and abide to a strict code of ethics and practice. The codes of practice, which can be viewed and downloaded here on our website. These set out the high standard of service that we expect from all of our members and one that bereaved families can expect in their dealings with a member of the National Federation of Funeral Directors. This includes essential requirements in respect of the funeral director's professional conduct. The code is reviewed and regularly updated to ensure that it remains relevant in an ever-changing environment. It is constantly monitored and strongly enforced by a team of standards and quality managers, who stringently assess all new applicants prior to their acceptance into membership of the federation.
The Federation believes that every funeral director should belong to a recognised trade association or professional body, and also believes that all funeral directors should ensure that they comply with a strict code of practice; this affords the public greater protection from potential ‘rogue’ funeral directors.
The society that we find ourselves in today is a great deal more accepting than that of a few decades ago. A large difference that we have found, is that people are more willing to discuss death and what they want to happen when they die. Furthermore, many people are turning to pre-paid funeral plans to ensure that their wishes are carried out and to minimise the distress caused for family members and loved ones that are left with the task of arranging a funeral.
Safe Hands funeral plans are both flexible and great value for money. Industry statistics show that the cost of funerals has more than doubled in the last ten years and is set to do the same in the next ten years, thus making the undertaking of a funeral plan a financial godsend.
To locate an approved funeral director in your area, please use our search facility.