The bereavement sector is represented by a number of organisations, covering both funeral directors and those who manage, provide and work in cemeteries and crematoria. There has always been a great deal of mutual support and cooperation between all the kindred organisations.
In view, however, of the current extraordinary circumstances in which our communities and individuals now find themselves, the organisations have agreed to work together in order to be able to better support not only their members but society as a whole.
As the Deceased Management Advisory Group (DMAG) representatives from each of the following organisations will work together to develop a consensus approach to the many challenging issues which now face the sector.
The Association of Private Crematoria and Cemeteries (APCC)
Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA)
Funeral Furnishing Manufacturers' Association (FFMA)
Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM)
National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)
National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF)
The Cremation Society
During the current national emergency, we will all seek to deliver ongoing support to bereaved people in the United Kingdom.