An Independent, Confidential and Complimentary bereavement support service for all our families

We are pleased to be offering a new service to provide additional support for our families during the time following on after the Funeral Service of a loved one. 

At Crescent Funeral Services we understand that once the funeral service had ended, another chapter for those remaining is only just beginning. We understand that for many, this is an extremely difficult time, and we were keen to look for ways to continue our support to our families as they embarked upon this journey. 

For all our families  the door is always open at any time after the Funeral Service has taken place. We find that many of our families do return in the weeks and months following the service, just for a friendly chat and catch up and that they seem to find this a helpful part of coming to terms with their loss.

We have extended this type of support for any one needing it and choosing to partner with SAIF Care is the ideal way to provide this, in complete confidence and without any additional cost. SAIF Care is a service offered through The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). The services are offered by friendly staff who are trained in counselling and bereavement skills and who will be able to listen and support our families. SAIF Care Associate Counsellors are highly skilled and qualified. They will be able to help those who contact them to understand their experience of grief, develop self-care, coping strategies and support them to deal with the challenges you may be facing. 

SAIF Care provides a range of services to bereaved people over the age of 18, that includes; a freephone telephone helpline, e-mail support and information, up to six free sessions of supportive counselling by telephone, Skype or face to face in the individual’s local area. For our families who have already used the service, it has been of immense help at an incredibly difficult time.

It may just be having that someone else to talk, being provided with a different perspective or a strategy to use – in whatever way it helps, it’s a service we are proud to provide to all of our families we are privileged to help. 

More information can be found by calling on 01823 530100 or pop in to see us at The Old Coach House, Crescent Park, Taunton, TA1 4ED. You can also find more information in our helpful guide to the service.

Crescent Funeral Services, A Local, Independent Family Funeral Service, for Taunton and its surrounding communities, from a funeral director you can trust.


SAIF Care - Bereavement Support