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Public Health Funerals

Requested on
Mon 5th August, 2013
Reference
FOI 3231
Resolution
Information provided

Question

In order to avoid confusion, please answer the following questions: 1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 4, 5, 6a, 6b,6c, 6d, 6e, 6f, 6g, 6h, 6i, 6j, 6k, 6l and 7.
Under the Freedom of Information act I want to request the following information:

1) What is the name of the council officer who is (or would be) responsible for sending information to the Treasury Solicitor, Duchy of Cornwall, Duchy of Lancaster, QLTR, Crown Solicitor, National Ultimus Haeres and/or Farrer & Co with regards to national assistance/public health funerals.
1a) Please include full name of the person
1b) Job title and department
1c) Telephone contact
1d) Postal address
1e) Email address
2) What is the name of the council officer who is (or would be) responsible to trace/inform the family members or relatives of people who have died and are in need of a national assistance/ public health funeral.
2a) Please include full name of the person
2b) Job title and department
2c) Telephone contact
2d) Postal address
2e) Email address
3) It is important that family and friends are aware of the deceased's death and funeral. When the council takes the responsibility for arranging these national assistance/public health funeral, what efforts are made so family members and friends are aware of the funeral taking place?
3a) Does the council place a notice on the website?
3b) Does the council place a notice in the newspaper? What is the name of the newspaper in which the notice is placed?
3c) Does the council place a notice on-line (other than the council website)? What is the name of the website in which the notice is placed.
3d) If the council does not place the notice, is this done by someone external (or another company)? What is the name of the external contact who is responsible for this?
3e) If the council does not place any notices for family or friends to attend the funeral, what are the reasons for this?
4) How many national assistance/public health funerals have occurred from 1st Jan 2013?
5) How many national assistance/public health funerals have occurred prior to 1st Jan 2013 and are still pending cases, where work is still ongoing?
For funerals that have occurred from 1st Jan 2013 :
6a) What is the full name of the deceased?
6b) What is the last known address of the deceased?
6c) What is the date of death of the deceased?
6d) What is the date of birth of the deceased?
6e) Has the council been able to locate the family/relatives?
6f) Who informed the council of the death?
6g) What date has the funeral taken place?
6h) How much did the funeral cost?
6i) How did the council recover the costs of the funeral?
6j) Have you informed the Treasury Solicitor, Duchy, Farrer & Co, QLTR and/or National Ultimus Haeres Unit?
6k) If you have not informed the above (j), please state why not?
6l) If you have informed the above (j), please state the date informed.
7) For funerals that have occurred prior to 1st Jan 2013 and are known as pending cases (where work is still in progress), please answer questions same as above (6a-6l).

Answer

1a) Please include full name of the person Brandon Fisher
1b) Job title and department Housing Standards and Renewals Officer
1c) Telephone contact 01509 634645
1d) Postal address Private Sector Housing, Southfields, Loughborough, LE11 2TX
1e) Email address brandon.fisher@chanwood.gov.uk
2) What is the name of the council officer who is (or would be) responsible to trace/inform the family members or relatives of people who have died and are in need of a national assistance/ public health funeral.
2a) Please include full name of the person As Above
2b) Job title and department As Above
2c) Telephone contact As Above
2d) Postal address As Above
2e) Email address As Above
3) It is important that family and friends are aware of the deceased's death and funeral. When the council takes the responsibility for arranging these national assistance/public health funeral, what efforts are made so family members and friends are aware of the funeral taking place?
3a) Does the council place a notice on the website? No
3b) Does the council place a notice in the newspaper? What is the name of the newspaper in which the notice is placed? No
3c) Does the council place a notice on-line (other than the council website)? What is the name of the website in which the notice is placed. No
3d) If the council does not place the notice, is this done by someone external (or another company)? What is the name of the external contact who is responsible for this? No
3e) If the council does not place any notices for family or friends to attend the funeral, what are the reasons for this? Cost and Resources
4) How many national assistance/public health funerals have occurred from 1st Jan 2013? 1
5) How many national assistance/public health funerals have occurred prior to 1st Jan 2013 and are still pending cases, where work is still ongoing? None
For funerals that have occurred from 1st Jan 2013 :
6a) What is the full name of the deceased? Peter Mann
6b) What is the last known address of the deceased? Ronald West Court Loughborough
6c) What is the date of death of the deceased? DOD – 2/5/2013
6d) What is the date of birth of the deceased? DOB – 31/3/1947
6e) Has the council been able to locate the family/relatives? None
6f) Who informed the council of the death? coroner's office
6g) What date has the funeral taken place? 17th May 2013
6h) How much did the funeral cost? £1373
6i) How did the council recover the costs of the funeral? We recouped the cost from the deceased bank account
6j) Have you informed the Treasury Solicitor, Duchy, Farrer & Co, QLTR and/or National Ultimus Haeres Unit? No
6k) If you have not informed the above (j), please state why not? There was no estate to forward
6l) If you have informed the above (j), please state the date informed. N/A
7) For funerals that have occurred prior to 1st Jan 2013 and are known as pending cases (where work is still in progress), please answer questions same as above (6a-6l)." None

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