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Mairead Clarkin

Dear Inverclyde 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

Lindsay Carrick, Inverclyde Council

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Good Afternoon

 

I acknowledge receipt of your email dated 13 May 2018 requesting
information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and I
confirm that this matter is being dealt with.

 

In terms of the Act, a response will be issued to you within 20 working
days of the date of receipt of your request being 8 June 2018

 

Regards,

Lindsay

 

 

Lindsay Carrick

Senior Admin Officer
Legal & Property Services
Inverclyde Council
Municipal Buildings

Clyde Square
Greenock

PA15  1LX

 

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Alison Love, Inverclyde Council

Good Morning Mairead

Could I request an extension on the FOI request below and have a response back to you back Friday 15th June.

Best Regards

Alison Love
Safer & Inclusive Communities
Inverclyde Council
The James Watt Building
105 Dalrymple Street
Greenock
PA15 1HU

Tel:  01475 714204
e-mail:- [email address]

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Alison Love, Inverclyde Council

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Good Afternoon

 

Below and attached is the information you have requested from your FOI
submission.                

 

Best Regards

 

 

Alison Love

Safer & Inclusive Communities

Inverclyde Council

The James Watt Building

105 Dalrymple Street

Greenock

PA15 1HU

 

Tel:  01475 714204

e-mail:- [email address]

 

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Bloomberg Business Best Employer Awards 2016

 

 

 

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