Tuesday, August 12, 2008

pauper's funeral

Practical concerns - Help the Aged: "If there is no money to pay for the funeral, the local council should arrange and pay for a simple funeral (or sometimes the hospital will do so if the person died there). This will be a dignified funeral followed by cremation or burial, and is not like the old 'pauper's' funeral. If you don't have the money to pay for a funeral, talk to the council (or hospital) as soon as possible - don't make any arrangements before you do this. You might find it helpful to get advice and support from your local Citizens Advice Bureau if you are in this position."

today AKA as a "contract funeral" - - - (Google Search)

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:
"PDF - Title: Contract Funeral Information Leaflet (Ref:30.0.1)

Contract Funeral - Information on a funeral which is arranged by the hospital and what is, and is not, included in such a funeral."

"pauper's funeral" - Google Search
"contract funeral" site:nhs.uk - Google Search

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