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Raising awareness of dying, death and bereavement and providing support to those who need it.

Dying Matters

in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

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Dying Matters in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is dedicated to improving end-of-life experiences for  people of all ages, their families and loved ones. It was initiated and is led by Dr Sarah Furness, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland.

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An excellent self help guide to support people experiencing loss, bereavement and grief, reflecting people's personal stories and knowledge from experts. It has been written by Tony Bhaur, a LOROS ambassador with over 20 years experience of volunteering for LOROS.


Carer's Session offered by The Care Centre and LOROS - to help people caring for someone with a limiting illness

The Carers Centre and LOROS are co-working to offer 4 support sessions to carers, specifically aimed at people who are looking after someone they care about, who has a life limiting illness.


Session 1; 26th August 2022. What matters to you? This session is about thinking ahead, understanding what palliative and end of life care is. Documentation and communication around the future


Session 2; 30th September 2022. What services are out there to help? Services available in LLR, what they do and how to access them


Session 3; 28th October 2022. Exploring fears and uncertainties Thinking about fears and anxieties regarding the future, management and reflection ideas, the importance of self-care and understanding grief


Session 4; 25th November 2022. What to expect as the person you care for deteriorates Sign, symptoms, recognising deterioration and how to manage this. What to do at the time of death and after


Each session will be from 11-12.30

If you would like to register interest to attend these sessions please contact the Carers Centre on


0116 2510999

Watch our new introductory video
This video highlights the real importance of planning for end of life and communicating our wishes to loves ones and care providers.  In the video, Dr Sarah Furness (Lord-Lieutenant for Rutland), Jennifer Fenelon (Chair of Dying Matters in Rutland) and Claire Henry MBE (palliative and end of life care expert), explain why this initiative is so close to their heart and how it will help our community. 

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