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About Dying Matters in Leicester, Leicester and Rutland

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Dying Matters in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is a new initiative dedicated to improving end of life experiences for people living in either county, their families and loved ones, led by Dr Sarah Furness, His Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland
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Rutland’s Lord-Lieutenant, Dr Sarah Furness, has heard many local families’ experiences of end of life care. She has listened to rewarding stories about the splendid support given by staff from the NHS, care services and many faith and voluntary groups.​ There was, however, a recurrent theme in these conversations that services are not always as well coordinated as they could  be. People also struggle to find in one place information about  all the resources that are available to them.

Providers of services agreed that joined-up care is vital. So, out of many conversations, grew 'Dying Matters in Rutland'. The project has the personal leadership of Dr Furness and aims to help Rutlanders by putting them in touch with the support and information they need.

Providers of care are collaborating to make end of life care as integrated as possible, while information about support services is brought together on this website. Our website forum also offers residents the opportunity to give their views and to receive up to date news about services.

Once Dying Matters in Rutland was up and running, we started to receive requests to expand the website so that people living in Leicester and Leicestershire could benefit too.  With the generous backing and endorsement from the Clinical Commissioning Group, the site is now available to all in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. 

We hope the project will help support people to have the best end that can possibly be achieved.

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