Public health funerals
Under Section 46 of the 1984 Public Health Act if somebody dies, and it appears that no suitable arrangements have been made, we have a responsibility to make sure they receive a proper burial.
This usually happens when someone dies with no known blood relatives or has relatives that do not want to or who are unable to be involved.
A report of public health funerals we have carried out recently is available to view. The report is regularly updated.