Funeral directors to offer free training and dispel myths

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 23 Feb 2018

A funeral directors will be running free courses on how to get into the trade - and they're hoping they can dispel some myths too.

Jones Funeral Directors, of County Road South, west Hull, will run six of the courses free of charge to anyone wishing to receive funeral training and bereavement care insights.

Carl Jones, the managing director, said: "Every month we have at least 20 people asking for jobs, so we have set six dates this year completely free of charge and open to care homes and the care industry.

"We will be covering everything from what happens from the first point of contact, coroners, police, doctors, nurses and families point of view along with pricing.

"It'll go from what happens right from when we are contacted by carers to what happens before the funeral."

The courses will take place at Jones Funeral Directors on County Road (Image: Simon Renilson)

Carl said, with the help of the courses, he is also hoping to dispel some myths that come along with the trade of planning a funeral.

He said: "There are a lot of myths surrounding the trade and people have a lot of questions that can easily be stopped, such as 'are people cremated together?'

"By providing people in the care industry with the knowledge they can feel confident to answer any questions themselves.

"For the initial course we've invited some representatives from a variety of care homes and nurses too. Everyone who attends gets a certificate of attendance."

Carl, who has seven years of training and qualifications in funeral directing and embalming, is looking forward to showing people the real world of being a funeral director.

He said: "The majority of it will help people to help families who are grieving and to answer their questions.

"We run a directors that is quite modern, while being traditional and want to show people it isn't scary."

Ring the funeral directors on 01482 504501 for more details.

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