Funerals.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Clackmannanshire Council.

Mairead Clarkin

Dear Clackmannanshire Council,

I am undertaking a study on the numbers of Public Health/Welfare Funerals undertaken by LA's in Scotland. I would appreciate it if you would provide answers to the following FOI request.

1. The total number of public health funerals (where the deceased
has no relatives or there is no one else willing to pay) that your LA has undertaken for the financial years 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18?

2. The number of public health funerals that your LA has
undertaken by gender for the past 3 financial years?

3. The number of public health funerals that your LA has
undertaken by age for the past 3 financial years?
Since April 2015, how many cases have there been where family and
friends refuse to finance or make arrangements for their relatives
funeral?

4. How much have the burials/cremations cost the LA broken down
by year for the last three financial years? This cost information
does not need to include administrative or staff costs, and before
any costs are claimed back by the local authority from the
deceased’s estate

5. How much does your trust typically (average cost) pay for a
Public Health Funeral?

6. What does your LA provide at a Public Health Funeral?

7. What relationship do you have with your local NHS Trust
regarding funerals of this nature?

8. Have you observed any of the following over the last three
years?

• Higher numbers or people dying without any income or assets
• Higher numbers of people dying with family or friends unable to
contribute to the costs of a funeral
• Higher numbers of people dying with family or friends unwilling
to contribute to the costs of a funeral
• Higher numbers of people dying with no friends or family

Yours faithfully,

Mairead Clarkin

Pearl McMenemy, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Mairead Clarkin Contact: Pearl McMenemy
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: DEV0323E1A
Date: 14/05/2018

Dear -None- Clarkin

Freedom of Information : DEV0323E1A

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 14/05/2018 about Public Health/Welfare Funerals.   It will be forwarded
to the appropriate Council Service for action and you should receive a
response, or a request for clarification by 12/06/2018. If there is a need
to clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.
 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Pearl McMenemy

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Pearl McMenemy, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
-None- Mairead Clarkin Contact: Pearl McMenemy
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: DEV0323E1A
Date: 14/05/2018

Dear -None- Clarkin

Freedom of Information Enquiry: DEV0323E1A

Thank you for your information request dated 14/05/2018.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

The only information recorded in relation to National Assistance Act
funerals is publically available at
[1]http://www.clacks.gov.uk/environment/naa...
 

Yours sincerely

Pearl McMenemy

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