Finders International set up a Funeral Fund last year to help hard-pressed local authorities and health boards deal with the cost of Public Health Funerals.
Daniel Curran, Finders International founder and managing director, explains: “These will be cases where there are genuinely no known next of kin – rather than next of kin who just refuse to pay.
“We will have done the research to prove this and when we receive an application for a subsidy, we’ll assess each case on its merits and decide whether or not we grant a payment. This might fund the funeral completely or partially.
“As hundreds of thousands of pounds is spent on Public Health Act funerals every year, we hope to make a small difference by giving funds to deserving cases.”
Source material: LegalFutures