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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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As part of the Joint Strategic needs assessment, Leicestershire and Rutland County Councils are seeking your views to help assess end of life and bereavement services. This consultation runs from 8 June to 6 July 2022.

Your views will help to assess the current and future health and social care needs for local people in this stage of life and can be used to improve how the councils provide health and social care services for residents.

The End of Life Survey IS NOW live. It can be found at:

This is aimed at capturing the experiences and views of the those who:

  • Have experienced a bereavement

  • Either currently or have previously been a carer for a friend or family member nearing the end of life

  • Currently work as a formal carer or in end of life / palliative care services.

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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