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Public Health Funerals

Requested on
Thu 3rd July, 2014
Reference
FOI 4629
Resolution
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Question

Charnwood Borough Council,
What is the name of the funeral director used by the council?

Is there a contract with this funeral director?

If a funeral director is not used by the council, then who is responsible for the funeral of residents living in the area who do not have family members to arrange a funeral, or whose family members cannot pay for the funeral?

What is the maximum spend on a council funeral?
Does the council use a particular solicitor in order to help find missing or unknown family members?
What is the name of that firm? (name and contact details)

If the council does not use a solicitor, who helps find missing or unknown family members when there is a council funeral? (name and contact details)
Which hospitals refer deaths to the council in which a public heatlh funeral is necessary?
What are the contact details of the person who refers these deaths to the council?
How many referrals has the council made to either the Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster, Ultimus Haeres, QLTR, Farrer & Co and/or Treasury Solicitor (or Bona Vacantia)?
Of the cases that have been referred (to the above mentioned bodies), please provide:

• Date of referral made to any of the above mentioned bodies
• Reason for not referring to the above mentioned bodies
• The name of the deceased
• Date of death
• Last known address
• Place of death
• Date of birth
• Have family members and/or next of kin been contacted?
• Who contacted their family members and/or next of kin? (name and contact details)

Answer

What is the name of the funeral director used by the council? Co-op Funeral Directors

Is there a contract with this funeral director? No

If a funeral director is not used by the council, then who is responsible for the funeral of residents living in the area who do not have family members to arrange a funeral, or whose family members cannot pay for the funeral? N/A

What is the maximum spend on a council funeral? N/A
Does the council use a particular solicitor in order to help find missing or unknown family members? No
What is the name of that firm? (name and contact details) N/A

If the council does not use a solicitor, who helps find missing or unknown family members when there is a council funeral? (name and contact details) In-house team
Which hospitals refer deaths to the council in which a public health funeral is necessary? N/A
What are the contact details of the person who refers these deaths to the council? N/A
How many referrals has the council made to either the Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster, Ultimus Haeres, QLTR, Farrer & Co and/or Treasury Solicitor (or Bona Vacantia)? 1 in last 12 months
Of the cases that have been referred (to the above mentioned bodies), please provide:
• Date of referral made to any of the above mentioned bodies August  2013
• Reason for not referring to the above mentioned bodies N/A
• The name of the deceased Samuel Keith Brown
• Date of death 24/7/2013
• Last known address 78 Woodgate Drive, Birstall, Leicestershire
• Place of death as above
• Date of birth 4/6/1938
• Have family members and/or next of kin been contacted? N/A
• Who contacted their family members and/or next of kin? (name and contact details) N/A

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