Public health funerals

Jonathan Walker made this Freedom of Information request to Birmingham City Council

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Jonathan Walker

Dear Birmingham City Council,

Please could you provide me with details of:

a) The number of funerals funded by the local authority because no friends or relatives of the deceased could be found who were able or willing to pay, in the five most recent years for which figures are available. I believe these are officially known as public health funerals.

b) The cost of such in the three most recent years for which figures are available, broken down by year.

c) A copy of any guidance or instructions used to determine the format of the funeral and what happens to the body. For example, whether the body is cremated or buried, whether a religious service is held, whether a tombstone is provided, and any other details you can provide about what happens at the funerals.

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Walker

Birmingham City Council

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Philip Wilson
Caldicott Co-ordinator
Tel: 0121 303 9462
email: [email address]
www.birmingham.gov.uk/adults

Change Management Team
Adults and Communities Directorate
Birmingham City Council
Louisa Ryland House
44 Newhall Street
Birmingham B3 3PL

Be safe! Be secure! Think privacy!

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