MISSION & HISTORY
Dying Matters in Rutland is a new initiative dedicated to improving end-of life experiences for people in Rutland, their families and loved ones, led by Dr Sarah Furness, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland'
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.
We hope the project will help support Rutland people to have the best end that can possibly be achieved.
Image kindly provided by Richard Adams