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Public health funerals

We arrange public health funerals when a person passes away in the borough and there is no one to make the arrangements.

We are only able to arrange public health funerals on referral from Her Majesty’s Coroner for North District or from residential homes in the borough. For people who have died in the hospital, contact the Bereavement Officer at North Middlesex Hospital or Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital.

We are unable to accept referrals from members of the public.

Funeral expenses will be recovered from the deceased's estate where possible.

If you would like more information on help with funeral costs, you can refer to cemetery fees or speak with the coroner or hospital where the person died for more guidance.

Information on deaths and unclaimed estates

We do not provide any information about people who have died in the borough.

If you make a request under the Freedom of Information Act, we will withhold personal information about the deceased under the exemptions specified in section 31 (1) (a).

Information about any unclaimed estates is available from the Treasury Solicitor's list of unclaimed estates.