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We are privileged to be able to publish a guest blog from Tracy Douthwaite today. Tracy works providing training and talks about mental health awareness and wellbeing. Her husband Steve is pictured above, in his garden last summer. Steve died earlier this year, and Tracy found finding a funeral director a
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Every now and then the GFG gets an invitation that it can’t turn down. Being invited to be involved in a research project exploring what matters to people when it comes to funerals was just such an invitation. We were delighted to help in a very small way, and it
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The GFG is downing tools today in solidarity with everyone taking part in Global Climate Strike Day. Young climate strikers are calling on everyone to join massive climate strikes and a week of climate justice actions starting on 20th September. People all over the world will use their power to
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Less than two weeks to go now until Be Better, our fabulous event in Stratford-upon-Avon showcasing the work of some of the UK’s most renowned modern undertakers. Be Better is an opportunity for everyone to come and hear how funerals can be beautiful and meaningful without costing the earth –
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We continue to publish the very important observations from funeral directors in response to the invitation from the Funeral Service Consumer Standards Review to make contact, and have great pleasure in adding the contribution from Jo Williamson, of Albany Funerals.   Dear Mr Shand Smith, It has come to my
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Today we have the pleasure of publishing a letter from Jo Vassie, of Higher Ground Family Funerals, which was sent to the Competition and Markets Authority a few weeks ago. We thought that the Funeral Service Consumer Standards Review might also find it interesting reading.    Dear Sirs, I’m am
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Today’s offering from a person who wrote to the FSCSR in response to the invitation for unaffiliated funeral directors to contact the independent chair was sent by us on their behalf. The author chose not to identify themselves in the letter because it had to be sent to the independent
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As today’s meeting of the Funeral Service Consumer Standards Review Working Group B (the Transparency Working Group) gets underway, we are delighted to share the thoughts of another respondent to the invitation to comment issued by the FSCSR on the Friday before the Bank Holiday weekend. Today’s contribution is from
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Here’s another submission that squeaked in before the deadline set by the self-appointed Funeral Service Consumer Standards Review group to hear the views from funeral directors who choose not to belong to a trade association – from the fabulous Jennifer Uzzell, occasional contributor to the blog and one of the
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  After yesterday’s deadline for unaffiliated funeral directors to make contact with the FSCSR came and went, we thought we would share some of the thoughts from some of the people who managed to scrabble together a response to the request within the time frame offered. Given that all responses