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New service eases admin burden to the bereaved
8:12am Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
ANYONE registering a death in York can now rest assured that the registration will be shared with appropriate agencies, thanks to a new Tell Us Once scheme.
Following a national pilot scheme, City of York Council’s registrars at the Bereavement Suite at York Hospital or at the Register Office at 56 Bootham can now advise relevant departments and services of all deaths in the York area, so residents only need “tell us once”.
The new, joined-up service aims to limit what can be a long process of notifying the necessary organisations of a death, and aims to minimise unwanted or distressing post arriving at the deceased person’s address.
The registrar will pass the necessary information to the Department for Work and Pensions which will forward it on to other Government departments and local council services.
Coun Dafydd Williams said: “This new service provided by our Register Office aims to lift some of the administrative burden surrounding a death to the bereaved.”