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Public Health Funerals

Requested on
Tue 16th July, 2013
Reference
FOI 3179
Resolution
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Question

1. What steps does the council take to contact family members or relatives when a person dies and there is no arrangement of a funeral?

2. Does a council officer visit the property of the deceased?
3. What is the name, department, address, telephone # and email address of the officer responsible for visiting the property of the deceased?
4. If the council is unable to locate family or relatives, what additional steps are taken?
5. If another company is used to locate family members or next of kin, please provide the name of the company.
6. Which funeral director does the council use when there is a public health funeral to arrange? Provide name, address, telephone # and email address.
7. How many public funerals have there been since 20 November 2012?
For each public health funeral -
7a. What is the name, address, telephone # and email address of the funeral director who arranged the funeral?
7b. Who traced the next of kin or family member? (Please note that the answer should comprise of the name of the person, department, address, telephone # and email address)
7c. Have the next of kin or family been traced?
7d. What is the first name and surname of the deceased?
7e. What is the deceased's date of death and date of birth
7f. What was the last known address?
7g. How much did the funeral cost?
7h. How will the council recover the funeral cost?
7i. Have you informed any government organisation of this funeral? If yes, provide the name.
If not, why?
7j. Have you informed the Duchy, QLTR, NUHU or Treasury Solicitor, or other relevant organisation?
7k. What forms need to be filled out to inform the above (7j)?
7l. What is the name of the officer, department, address, telephone # and email address of the person responsible for filling out the forms which informs the above organisations mentioned in question 7j?
7m Who else is informed of the death and the relevant details?
7n. Name any other forms that are filled out for each public health funeral?
7o. Has the council and/or funeral director placed a notice on-line so friends can attend the funeral? Provide website details.
7p. Has the council and/or funeral director place a notice in a paper so friends can attend the funeral? Provide name of paper and date notice placed.

Answer

1. What steps does the council take to contact family members or relatives when a person dies and there is no arrangement of a funeral?
We carry out an inspection of the property to find evidence of any next of kin
2. Does a council officer visit the property of the deceased?
Yes
3. What is the name, department, address, telephone # and email address of the officer responsible for visiting the property of the deceased?
Brandon Fisher,
Private sector housing
Charnwood Borough Council
01509 634645
Brandon.fisher@chanwood.gov.uk
4. If the council is unable to locate family or relatives, what additional steps are taken?
If we cannot find any details at the property then we carry out the arrangement for the funeral.
5. If another company is used to locate family members or next of kin, please provide the name of the company.
N/A
6. Which funeral director does the council use when there is a public health funeral to arrange? Provide name, address, telephone # and email address.
CO-OP Funeral Services
Loughborough
01509 215331
7. How many public funerals have there been since 20 November 2012?
1
For each public health funeral -
7a. What is the name, address, telephone # and email address of the funeral director who arranged the funeral?
As question 6
7b. Who traced the next of kin or family member? (Please note that the answer should comprise of the name of the person, department, address, telephone # and email address)
Brandon Fisher is the responsible officer if NOK can be found
7c. Have the next of kin or family been traced?
No
7d. What is the first name and surname of the deceased?
Peter Mann
7e. What is the deceased's date of death and date of birth
DOD – 2/5/2013
DOB – 31/3/1947
7f. What was the last known address?
Ronald West Court Loughborough
7g. How much did the funeral cost?
£1373.00
7h. How will the council recover the funeral cost?
We recouped the cost from the deceased bank account
7i. Have you informed any government organisation of this funeral? If yes, provide the name.
If not, why?
N/A
7j. Have you informed the Duchy, QLTR, NUHU or Treasury Solicitor, or other relevant organisation?
N/A
7k. What forms need to be filled out to inform the above (7j)?
N/A
7l. What is the name of the officer, department, address, telephone # and email address of the person responsible for filling out the forms which informs the above organisations mentioned in question 7j?
N/A
7m Who else is informed of the death and the relevant details?
N/A
7n. Name any other forms that are filled out for each public health funeral?
Funeral directors forms
7o. Has the council and/or funeral director placed a notice on-line so friends can attend the funeral? Provide website details.
No
7p. Has the council and/or funeral director place a notice in a paper so friends can attend the funeral? Provide name of paper and date notice placed.
No

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