RoadPeace and many of its members have long called for improvements to both coroner and
bereavement services. Whilst the coroner service is independent to local authorities, it is
funded by them, and is a service which has a profound impact on the community. Lacking
coroner and bereavement services can quickly compound the grief that families face, through
what is an already immensely difficult and challenging time. RoadPeace believe that wherever
possible, unnecessary delays and invasive investigations should be avoided, while signposting
and support should be readily available.
Birmingham City Council has committed to working with community groups, charities and
families to improve the provision of bereavement services. The result? A community which
feels better served by the council, an improvement in the services offered, and the voices of the
bereaved kept at the heart of important decisions.
Read the full case study here.
Updated on: 14 February 2022