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What to do when someone dies

When someone close to you passes away, it can be overwhelming, especially if the death was sudden. In addition to the emotional impact, there seems to be a never-ending list of practical tasks that need to be completed. It’s important to look after yourself and go at your own pace. Remember that there is expert […]

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Grief Awareness Blog

This week is National Grief Awareness Week. Christmas can be a difficult time for those who are grieving, and this year more than ever. People are often reluctant to talk about their grief, or people feel awkward mentioning lost loved ones. Lockdown has only added to those feelings of isolation and loneliness. That’s why we’re […]

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Planning a funeral in a pandemic.

It has been a tough year for everyone this year, particularly those who have lost loved ones. Not only are they dealing with their grief, they have also had to arrange a funeral under difficult and restrictive conditions. We’re working hard with families to make sure that everybody gets the special ceremony and funeral your […]

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Grief in lockdown: How to find support.

Covid-19 has made many things more complicated. Not just funeral services, with number restrictions and new regulations, but many of the other services that people rely on in difficult times. We know that these times are making things so much harder for you The last six months have made it much harder to say goodbye […]

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Heart of England Co-operative Society Funeral Division Invests £1.5 Million in New Southam Facility

Development includes separate retail unit and three refurbished three-bedroom flats GENERAL MANAGER – FUNERAL DIVISIONHEART OF ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY The Heart of England Co-operative Society has brought more than 180 years of its award-winning expertise to Southam in the form of a new state-of-the-art funeral home. Work has now been completed on a new £1.5 […]

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ITV’s Tonight Response

GENERAL MANAGER – FUNERAL DIVISIONHEART OF ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY The Heart of England Co-operative Society is concerned to learn of the practices undertaken by some UK funeral directors, as highlighted in ITV’s Tonight programme aired on Thursday 1st October. This is in no way reflective of the industry as a whole and indeed it is […]

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Statement from Darryl Smith

GENERAL MANAGER – FUNERAL DIVISIONHEART OF ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY The Heart of England Co-operative Society was saddened to read the articles in today’s Daily Telegraph and are deeply concerned about the highly inappropriate practices highlighted which brings the funeral industry into disrepute. Although we operate under the name The Co-operative Funerals our Society is a […]

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Why we support the Bereavement Standard

Every year, more than 600,000 families across the UK lose a loved one. Grieving is a difficult process, which can be made so much worse by having to manage the paperwork that someone leaves behind. We work hard to support our families through the necessary arrangements at a very difficult time. However, when someone dies […]

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How to help a loved one who is grieving

The last few months have been an incredibly difficult time for our clients and their loved ones. Funeral services have had to be severely restricted, people have not been able to attend the services of friends and family, or hug those close to them. Grieving doesn’t end when the funeral is over, and many people […]

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