Welcome to the Public Health Funerals Information Service.

A free resource for professionals who deal with statutory funerals provided by Local Authorities and Hospitals. Often referred to as 'pauper's funerals', the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 confers a statutory duty on councils and health authorities to bury or cremate anyone who has passed away or been found dead locally if no other appropriate arrangements can be made, if next of kin cannot be found or family refuse to pay for the funeral.

Public Health Funerals - E-Conference

Losing a friend or a loved one is a traumatic time for anyone, even more so when that person has died and has left no instructions for their funeral or has left insufficient funds to pay for a funeral.

The latest news and information for all those involved with the provision of Funerals under the Public Health Act.

Examples of cases that colleagues have been involved with, what actions they undertook and why they took them. Log in to discuss and add yours.

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