The Cabinet had before it a *a report of the Group Manager Corporate Property and Commercial Assets, the Environment Policy Development Group had recommended that the revised National Assistance Burial Policy be adopted.
The Group Manager for Public Health and Regulatory Services outlined the contents of the report stating that National Assistance Burials were sometimes referred to as “Paupers” Funerals. The Council may be informed by the Exeter Coroner’s Office, a Nursing Home, a Housing Association, a relative or a friend when a resident of the district had died and there was no one able to make arrangements for the deceased’s funeral, the burial fees were met by the Council.
Consideration was given to:
· The use of a funeral director outside of Mid Devon and how the contract had been procured
· Genealogy searches and how the cost of this was recovered.
RESOLVED that the recommendation of the Policy Development Group be approved.
(Proposed by the Chairman)
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.