The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) represents over 870 members and 1,500 independent funeral homes around the UK
The Association of Green Funeral Directors was created in order to make sure green funeral practices stand up to a code of conduct. Consult them if you have eco-minded funeral questions.
Campaigns and Groups
The Fair Funerals campaign is run by anti-poverty charity Quaker Social Action to tackle the root causes of funeral poverty.
Dignity in Dying is a national movement and membership organisation campaigning to change the debate surrounding assisted dying for terminally ill, mentally competent adults.
Compassion in Dying is the sister of Dignity in Dying, promoting planning ahead for the kind of support people want at the end of their lives.
My Death My Decision is a right-to-die campaign that wants to see a more compassionate approach to dying in the UK, notably by giving people the legal right to a medically-assisted death, regardless of whether they’ve received a terminal illness diagnosis.
Wills and Probate
Farewill make creating a Will as simple as answering a few questions in under 15 minutes.
Will Aid is a charity Will writing scheme which involves the legal profession and nine of the UK’s charities. Every November, participating solicitors waive their fee for writing a basic Will, and charities receive much-needed donations.
Death Cafe is an opportunity to talk about death and grief openly, with a cup of tea or cocktail. Visit the website to find your nearest Death Cafe.
The Death Forum is interested in the impact of technology and the digital age on our relationship with death, putting on interesting events and talks throughout the year.
The Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath looks into the experiences of people facing death and bereavement and how this is influenced by culture, politics and economics.
Grief and Bereavement
Griefcast is a podcast that invites comedians to talk about death; both moving and wonderfully funny.
Terrible, Thanks For Asking is another podcast about losing close ones, talking honestly and hilariously about grief.