Funeral Poverty in Dundee: Funeral Link Evaluation

Ruth Bickerton, Carlo Morelli

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Abstract

Funeral Link was established in 2018 within the City of Dundee with a role to address the problem of funeral poverty. Conservative estimates of household funeral debt within Dundee suggest a figure of over £0.5m per annum. Funeral Link seeks to address the problem of high funeral costs through the development of an advice service for the next of kin, immediately following a bereavement, outreach activities to encourage advanced planning for funerals, in areas of high deprivation, acting in an advocacy role between clients and funeral directors, to negotiate lower cost funeral options, and finally facilitating joint working across advice, debt, health and counselling services within the city whilst avoiding the dangers of competing for clients among existing agencies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDundee
PublisherUniversity of Dundee
Commissioning bodyDundee City Council
Number of pages90
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

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