H. Porter & Sons’ latest coronavirus advice

The team at H. Porter & Sons would like to advise of a number of changes to funerals as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In line with advice from the Government and our trade associations, we are following a range of guidelines aimed at keeping bereaved families and our…

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How coronavirus may affect funerals

As you will be aware, we are currently facing the threat of a coronavirus epidemic. As a responsible business, we are thinking of possible impacts on funerals already organised and those yet to be planned in the coming weeks and months. As you will be aware, we are currently facing…

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Providing reassurance to clients and partners with staff ID

As experienced funeral directors, we’re always extremely conscious of the vulnerable nature of many of our clients. We visit people when they are in their most distressed state. This could be to collect the body of a loved one or to make funeral arrangements after the person has been taken…

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If you experience bereavement this Christmas, help is at hand.

As we make our final preparations for Christmas, bereavement – thankfully – will be the last thing on our minds. Sadly, death is no respecter of the Festive tradition. If you experience the unimaginable pain of losing a loved one during the holidays, not knowing where to turn at a…

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Is there an alternative to burial and cremation?

When it comes to funerals most of us tend to think our journey out of this world will either be a cremation (about 78% for the UK) or burial (the remainder). This will continue to be the case for many years to come. With cremation, the deceased person inside their…

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How to support bereaved people

After supporting bereaved people in Stourbridge and beyond for 175 years, we like to think we know a thing or two about arranging funerals. But we’re always keen to learn more as part of a commitment to delivering the best possible service to the families in our care. A recent…

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The Parliamentary Review

At H. Porter & Sons, we’re always keen to demonstrate best practice and high standards. With that in mind, this year we decided to participate in The Parliamentary Review, an annual celebration of business leadership and innovation which provides a useful guide to industry trends for policymakers. The Review talks…

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Gardening for Wellbeing at H. Porter & Sons

Arranging funerals on a daily basis can take its toll on people. To support our staff in what can be a difficult and distressing job, we place a high priority on mental health and offer training and regular opportunities to discuss feelings. One of our latest initiatives in this sphere…

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Thank you from The Ridge Primary School

It’s always lovely to hear when we’re making a difference in the community, so we were delighted to receive this fabulous letter from the headteacher at The Ridge Primary School in Wollaston. πŸ˜€πŸ“šπŸ“™πŸ“–πŸ‘

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