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Freedom of information request response - 05222

FOI request

FOI ID number
05222
Regarding
Public Health Funerals
Request

1) Please tell me the average cost for a public health burial funeral in the financial years of:

  • 2015/2016
  • 2016/2017
  • 2017/2018

 2) Please tell me the average cost for a public health cremation funeral in the financial years of:

  • 2015/2016
  • 2016/2017
  • 2017/2018

3) Please tell me how many public health funerals the council has provided in the financial years of:

  • 2015/2016
  • 2016/2017
  • 2017/2018

4) Please tell me the total cost of public health funerals the council spent in the financial years of:

  • 2015/2016
  • 2016/2017
  • 2017/2018

5) Please tell me how many people you have denied public health funerals and on what grounds in the financial years of:

  • 2015/2016
  • 2016/2017
  • 2017/2018

6) For this financial year only, please outline your policy on how many family members you allow to attend.

7) Please tell me what you ask people seeking a public health funeral to do before agreeing to undertake it

8) Please outline your position on returning ashes of the deceased to family members after a public health cremation has taken place

9) Please detail how you make the availability of a public health funeral known to residents - is there a self-referral model or do people have to be referred to the council by a coroner?

Our response

Response

1) Please tell me the average cost for a public health burial funeral in the financial years of:

  • 2015/2016 £1330.50
  • 2016/2017 £1135.00
  • 2017/2018 £0

 2) Please tell me the average cost for a public health cremation funeral in the financial years of:

  • We do not have a crematoria, so burials are the preferred type of funeral.

3) Please tell me how many public health funerals the council has provided in the financial years of:

  • 2015/2016 2
  • 2016/2017 1
  • 2017/2018 0

4) Please tell me the total cost of public health funerals the council spent in the financial years of:

  • 2015/2016 £2661.00
  • 2016/2017 £1135.00
  • 2017/2018 £0

5) Please tell me how many people you have denied public health funerals and on what grounds in the financial years of:

If situation is applicable, we meet the cost of a public health funeral.

6) For this financial year only, please outline your policy on how many family members you allow to attend.

We do not have an upper limit on the number of family members attending.

7) Please tell me what you ask people seeking a public health funeral to do before agreeing to undertake it

We explain the type of funeral that we are able to offer, and the resources available to them if they wish to arrange the funeral.  We also try to talk to all of the closest family members.

8) Please outline your position on returning ashes of the deceased to family members after a public health cremation has taken place

Not applicable.

9) Please detail how you make the availability of a public health funeral known to residents - is there a self-referral model or do people have to be referred to the council by a coroner?

Information is provided on our website.

Response date
22 May 2018