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 have had had a “good death”.
We want to help you start those conversations.
Listen to what poet Ian McMillan has written about it.
Dying Matters Leeds Partnership Members
- Age UK Leeds
- Angel of Youths
- Carers Leeds
- Full Circle Funerals
- Heads Together
- Gooding Funeral Services
- Leeds Bereavement Forum
- Leeds City Council – Arts Development
- Leeds City Council – Adults and Health
- Leeds City Council – Bereavement Services
- Leeds City Council – Libraries
- Leeds City Council – Museums
- Leeds City Council – Public Health Resource Centre
- Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
- Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
- Leeds Irish Health and Homes – Cara
- Leeds Older People’s Forum
- Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
- Roscoe Methodist Church
- St Gemma’s Hospice
- Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice
- Thackray Medical Museum
- University of Leeds