The Dying Matters Partnership believes that we need to demystify death, dying and bereavement so that it is seen as natural as the other big milestones in a life – birth, relationships, becoming an adult, education – and no longer a taboo subject.
We want the people of Leeds to:
- Feel more comfortable talking about death and dying
- Discuss their end of life wishes with family members and/or health and social care professionals
- Plan for their death including writing their will, registering as an organ donor and communicate their funeral wishes
To enable health and social care professionals/volunteers to:
- Feel able to engage their own clients around planning for the last years of life
Talking about dying makes it more likely that you, or your loved one, will die as you might have wished and it will make it easier for your loved ones if they know you have had a ‘good death’. Dying Matters Leeds wants to help you start those conversations.
Dying Matters Leeds is led by Leeds City Council and funded by the NHS through the Leeds CCGs . It works in partnership with a number of organisations including Leeds Bereavement Forum.
You can find out more about Dying Matters Leeds, the work they do and their upcoming events on their website, and you can find out more about the Leeds Bereavement Forum here.
You can see blog posts relating to our work with Dying Matters Leeds here.