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Public Health Funerals - Answers to your questions

A Public Health Funeral is a funeral arranged by a local authority. The local authority will arrange the funeral in the following circumstances:

  • When someone dies without any known next of kin, friends or anyone that is able to make arrangements for a funeral or
  • There is no funeral plan in place and next of kin has not been able to access assistance via the Funeral Expenses Payment.

The deceased must have died within the boundary of Stevenage Borough Council. Referrals are usually made by the local hospitals or the Coroner’s Office.

Anyone, family or friends are entitled to attend a Public Health Funeral - there are no restrictions.