Public Health Funerals

Request:

“Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Please tell me: 

The average cost for a public health burial funeral in the financial years of

2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.

The average cost for a public health cremation funeral in the financial years of

2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.

How many public health funerals the council has provided in the financial years of 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.

The total cost of public health funerals the council spent in the financial years of 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 

How many people you have denied public health funerals and on what grounds  in the financial years of 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.

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

What you ask people seeking a public health funeral to do before agreeing to undertake it 

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

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?”

 

Response:

Please note that Devon County Council is not responsible for public health funerals and therefore does not hold the information requested.  This service is provided by District and Unitary councils in Devon. Please contact them directly using the information on the links provided to obtain this information.