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Public Health Funerals

Requested on
Fri 24th August, 2012
Reference
FOI 2262
Resolution
Information provided

Question

Would you be able to provide some information under the Freedom of Information Act about national assisted funerals otherwise known as public health funerals?

Number of funerals the council has undertaken since August 2011 to present.
Contact details of who (either another government body/public or private authority) informed the council of the deceased death?
Names of the deceased in which the council has undertaken funerals
Ethnic Origin (if the information is held)
Date of death
What was the reason for the local authority to get involved in providing the funeral?
Did the deceased live in a council owned property?

Did the deceased have any family members?
If yes, were they unable to make funeral arrangements?


Have the details of the deceased been passed to either a government body and/or public authority? Please provide names of who the information has been referred to and why.

Answer

1.  Number of funerals the council has undertaken since August 2011 to present?  3 Funerals

 2.  Contact details of who (either another government body/public or private authority) informed the council of the
     deceased death?  All 3 by the coroners
 3.  Names of the deceased in which the council has undertaken funerals ? 
Thomas Cameron Smith
Stephen John Jackson
Jane Shilcock
4.  Ethnic Origin (if the information is held)? Unknown  
5.  Date of death? 
Thomas Cameron Smith 25/8/2012
Stephen John Jackson 12/3/2012
Jane Shilcock 19/1/2012
 6.  What was the reason for the local authority to get involved in providing the funeral?  No next of kin that could deal with the funeral or know at time
 7.  Did the deceased live in a council owned property?  Yes 
 8.  Did the deceased have any family members?  No
 9. If yes, were they unable to make funeral arrangements?  N/A
 10. Have the details of the deceased been passed to either a government body and/or public authority? Non to date

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