Thousands of pounds have been donated to Kettering & # 39; Pauper's Funerals & # 39; - Northamptonshire Telegraph - issued

Thousands of pounds have been donated to Kettering & # 39; Pauper's Funerals & # 39; - Northamptonshire Telegraph - issued

Thousands of pounds were spent in Kettering last year for "paupers 'funerals", and families were unable or unwilling to pay the costs of their loved ones' arrangements.

The Kettering Borough Council spent a total of £ 5,282 on public health funerals in the 2017/18 fiscal year. This emerges from a request of the Freedom of Information of the mutual insurer Royal London.

The Local Government Association said there are thousands of people across the country "with no family or friends to take care of them or arrange, attend or pay for their funeral".

Public health funerals, also known as paupers' funerals, are local services provided by local authorities. These generally include a coffin and the services of a funeral director, but no flowers, obituaries or transport for family members. Families can participate if they wish.