National Assistance Funerals in Scotland 2016
First Annual Update and Review of How Research Can Impact Social Policy
By David Robertson (Social Policy Researcher at Stirling Citizen Advice Bureau)
This is an annual update on the figures surrounding National Assistance Funerals. It follows up on the report published in November 2016 Unmarked: National Assistance Funerals and the Consequences of Funeral Poverty. The aim of this report is to provide an overview of national assistance funerals in Scotland in 2016 and also, to give an update of what has happened since the publication of the previous report, showcasing what impact social policy research can have.
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