Shabana has recently hosted a briefing for Councillors on her report into Bereavement Services after its publication in January.
The report, “Raising standards, delivering dignity – A new model for Coroner and Bereavement Services in Birmingham”, was an opportunity to conduct a full review of the service, make recommendations aimed at upholding service standards in Birmingham and Solihull, and think about how we can ensure the service is fit for the future.
The briefing was a chance to discuss the report with Councillors and talk about how to implement its recommendations going forward. Shabana has recently written to the Senior Coroner and Cabinet Member whose brief covers Bereavement Services, outlining the positive and deliverable way forward mapped out in her report. Colleagues at Birmingham City Council reflected over the contents of the report and raised further concerns about Bereavement Services.
Over the next few months Shabana will continue to monitor progress on her recommendations.