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Choosing a Funeral Director need not be a difficult task if you follow some well-established guidelines.

Firstly it is essential to choose a firm with qualified staff; when you phone them up just simply enquire if their staff are qualified Funeral Arrangers. Anyone who has passed all the relevant exams will have a certificate to prove it, and these are often prominently displayed.

Secondly it is important to make sure the Company is a member of the relevant Professional Bodies, namely the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD), Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) and also the Selected Independent Funeral Homes (SIFH). Two out of the three is preferable but all 3 is ideal.

Thirdly, make sure the Company is independent and preferably family owned. Currently quite a few Funeral Directors have the established name above the door, but they have sold out to a national Company. This often means that the staff are less attentive and only see their work as a job and not a vocation. Where possible try and choose a firm that has at least 2 generations, father and son, (but now it can be daughters) currently involved with the Company.

In addition to the above, a well established, reputable company will also have their own fleet of vehicles, more than one location, be able to offer in-house floristry and stonemasonry as well as being able to organise and provide catering and refreshments, either at home or in another location after the funeral.

By following the above you should be assured of choosing the right Funeral Director to look after your family and give you all the care and support that you need at this difficult time.

Here at www.worthingfunerals.org we have carefully examined all the Funeral Directors trading in the Worthing area and the following Company(s) are the one(s) that full-fill all of the above requirements.

H. D. Tribe Ltd,
130 Broadwater Road,
BN14 8HU

Telephone: 01903 234516
Website: www.hdtribe.co.uk