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Mairead Clarkin

Dear Dundee City 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

DCC FOISA System, Dundee City Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request.

I acknowledge receipt and your request which has now been registered under
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Please quote Reference 20180513002 in any correspondence.

Best Regards.

Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council
21 City Square
Dundee DD1 3BY
Email: [1][Dundee City Council request email]

[2]www.dundeecity.gov.uk/foisa

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Thankyou for your information request reference: 20180513002
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Best Regards.

Freedom of Information Liaison
Dundee City Council
21 City Square
Dundee DD1 3BY
Email: [1][Dundee City Council request email]

[2]www.dundeecity.gov.uk/foisa

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