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South Lanarkshire Council pays tribute to Funeral Poverty Awareness Week

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South Lanarkshire Council is raising awareness for Funeral Poverty Week.The South Lanarkshire Financial Inclusion Network (FIN) is promoting the event, which started on Monday (November 21) and ends on Friday (November 25).This marks the first time the funeral poverty sub-group from FIN has trialled this way of raising awareness around the issue.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android The group, who are made up of partners from the statutory and voluntary sector in South Lanarkshire are notifying residents about the support that is available when someone close to them dies.Council Leader and chair of the Community Planning Partnership, Joe Fagan, said: “Losing a loved one is never easy, but we want people to be aware of the supports that are in place to ensure the financial aspect of arranging a funeral is not an added stress and strain at such a difficult time.“Over the course of this week we will be sharing messages on social media, website, newsletters and through our partners distribution networks.“I hope people will find the information helpful and will include topics such as our respectful funeral services, funeral support payment, spiritual support, emotional support and support for carers.”Some of the agencies involved in the subgroup include the Department of Work and Pensions, Seniors

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