Bereavement Services Equality Impact Assessment (EIA)

Allerdale Borough Council is responsible for making a wide range of decisions. This varies from decisions about over-arching policies and setting budgets to routine decisions which affect individuals. 

An EIA is a method of systematically reviewing the way policies, services or functions impact on different groups of potential or actual users of services, and the employees working in the service, it involves looking at your equality information and the outcome of your engagement and can help you to identify practical steps to tackle any negative effects or discrimination, and to advance equality.

 Main purpose of the policy, service or function
Managing the statutory functions of the burial of the dead.
List the main activities or objectives of the policy, service or function

Keeping of accurate burial records, keeping accurate plans/maps of burial plots. All aspects of administering bereavement services, including collection of fees and charges for all eight cemeteries Allerdale are responsible for.


Linked documents and information:



Feedback from customers

Screening for impacts

Does the policy, service or function impact on the following?

Equality Impact Screening

 Impact? (Yes/No)

 Positive impact (it could benefit)

 Negative impact (it could disadvantage)







All cemeteries are accessible per Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements  


Gender Reassignment



Pregnancy & Maternity







'Language Line' available for non-English speakers



Religion or Belief

Yes Caters for all religious beliefs  



Yes Space in all cemeteries covering all areas within Allerdale  





Sexual Orientation

Socio Economic Yes Council funerals available for persons who have no relatives/ friends taking responsibility for burial    


Please list below any recommendations for action that you plan to take as a result of this impact assessment

Issue  Action Required Resource Implications Outcome
 Who uses service/ who uses cemeteries –  to ensure no group is disadvantaged  Customer Satisfaction Survey  Within Bereavement Services Team  

Feedback from customers and partners – improvements

Feedback cards from customers and partners Within Bereavement Services Team  
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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ