We at Secure Haven Funeral Directors strive to exceed your expectations with our personal and professional approach, regardless of your culture or belief. Our experienced and dedicated team is committed to give you all the guidance and support you may need. We maintain transparency with our prices, which makes arranging a funeral for your loved one as smooth as possible. Secure Haven takes a very modern approach to funeral directing.
OUR TEAM AND HISTORY
Secure Haven Funeral Directors was founded in 2013 by Paul and Cheryl Yarwood, who live locally in Chelmsford, Essex with their family.
Their personal experience of losing parents, along with the team’s personal knowledge of loss, became the spur to invest their life experiences and establish Secure Haven in Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex.
They spent an entire year working with families to gain an understanding of the needs of different people, which enabled them to diversify their company by supplying keepsakes and urns directly to families by the end of 2014. After growing their team of dedicated individuals, they conducted their first funeral in October 2015 and have since expanded their services.
Funeral Director, Paul Brice, has over twenty years of experience within the funeral industry.
Together, the people at Secure Haven are a dedicated team of caring individuals who use their unique understanding of the funeral industry to create personal services in which dignity and care is brought to families who have lost a loved one.
When it comes to organising a funeral, we at Secure Haven believe that it should be in a peaceful place, far from the hustle and bustle of the busy high street. Secure Haven provides excellent parking facilities for our clients and is located near to good bus and road accessibility. Our premises in Broomfield, Chelmsford offer a dignified and welcoming environment.
The fully accessible facilities and surroundings are designed to ensure that our space is as comfortable for everyone as possible . Secure Haven’s personal experience of assisting people with dementia, and their relatives, means that we have an ongoing commitment to families in time of need.
We designed our modern funeral home in Chelmsford to include purpose-built, on-site mortuary facilities – thus ensuring your loved one remains on the premises from being bought into our care to the day of their funeral.
We believe that a funeral service should begin the moment that you step through our door, so we have created a space that helps you feel comfortable and, more importantly, heard.
From our own experiences, we understand how difficult it can be to speak with Funeral Directors during your time of loss. Therefore, we have created a tranquil environment in which you can feel comfortable and relaxed when making those important decisions. With a kettle readily brewed, members of the team at Secure Haven take the time to chat with you over a cup of tea or coffee.
We work closely with the families of many different cultures and religions to honour specific requests – these may range from visiting the Chapel of Rest, to preparing their loved one, obtaining translators or accommodating the back filling of the grave at the cemetery.
At Secure Haven, we strive to give you control of the funeral costings, therefore, we offer detailed bespoke packages which allows you to decide how much or little is required for the funeral.
Working together with Golden Charter means that all of our bespoke packages can be created as a Prepaid Funeral Plan. We endeavour to help you create a tailored and personal plan that gives you peace of mind that your funeral wishes are adhered to and financial costs settled. We understand that funerals can be a financial burden so in addition to a variety of low cost funeral packages, Secure Haven offers payment plan options. With funeral costs our primary concern and the ever increasing wish for charitable donations to be made in lieu of flowers, we offer a unique silk floral tribute to be placed upon the coffin, reducing costs and offering the dignity your loved one deserves.
Secure Haven decided not to purchase our own large funeral fleet – instead, we externally hire a team of professional carriage master’s vehicles, including Jaguar and Mercedes hearses and limousines. Alternative vehicles are available on request, such as horse drawn hearse, motorcycle hearse, VW van or even a bus!
Wheelchair accessible vehicles, which can accommodate one wheelchair user and three passengers, are also available. Such a vehicle can also become part of the cortege, if requested.
Although we pride ourselves on our arranging room and facilities based in Chelmsford, we understand that you may not wish to, or be able to, attend our Broomfield premises. If so, we are more than happy to organise a time to make the arrangements in the comfort of your own home or another suitable location.
CHAPEL OF REST
When visiting your loved one in our Chapel of Rest in our Broomfield, Chelmsford premises, Secure Haven can create a peaceful environment with soft lighting, candles and music so you can say your farewells. We will be there to ensure your comfort and to help you through this often difficult time.
Secure Haven are the only UK based Funeral Directors to have our own in-house private urn storage facility. Complimentary to families that use our funeral services, once we have collected your loved one’s ashes they are stored securely within a niche, where they shall remain safe until such time as decisions have been made.
These simple oak-lined niches are deliberately kept modest and have individual locks. Each niche has two keys; one kept by us securely in a safe and one kept by you. Niches can be visited (upon appointment) in our Chelmsford premises and can also be personalised with a letter or photograph.
The use of the niches is also available to those who haven’t used our funeral services. This service can be for as long as required and costs just £1 per day. If you wish to store ashes with us for a year, the charge will be £360, including VAT.
GRIEF RECOVERY METHOD SPECIALISTS
Grief Recovery Method Support programs have been developed and refined over the past 30 years. These programs are designed to help you recover from loss with the support of one-to-one guidance every step of the way.
As Grief Recovery Method Specialists, we offer a complimentary session with every funeral service, to help you through any form of loss, not just the bereavement of a loved one. We will be there to assist and guide you through each and every step.
We are also members of SAIF Care, a UK-wide bereavement care team whose services we also recommend for further grief recovery. Call SAIF Care’s bereavement care line 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday: 0800 917 7224 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more assistance.
Contact Secure Haven no matter what time of day, to create a memorial service and life celebration tailored to your every need.
Secure Haven is happy to discuss any needs you and your family require. Meet in the Broomfield office or in the privacy of your own home.
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