Dying Matters Week 2019

Every year in May, LOROS hosts Dying Matters, a national awareness-raising week to encourage people everywhere to talk openly about death, dying and bereavement.

It’s not an easy subject to talk about but we hope, by putting the topic out there it will make it easier for people to discuss.

The theme of this year’s Dying Matters Week is ‘Are We Ready?’

Our LOROS Local vehicle will be across the county during the week, taking in Hinckley, Market Harborough, Oakham, Loughborough and Leicester.

LOROS staff will be available to help you start the conversation.

We’ll be asking people to consider what their funeral wishes might be….buried or cremated? What songs would you have played? Who would you want to arrange your funeral? Would you have flowers or donations?

Talking about death may not be easy, but it can be a great relief to get the conversation started.

LOROS will be holding a week-long programme of events and activities so check back here regularly to find out what we’re up to.

We need to talk about death

We prepare for birth, why not death? Join us for a free event

A dead funny evening with Greg Davies

Greg Davies talks to fellow comedian Cariad Lloyd in an exclusive live show

What's your funeral song?

Our Dying Matters campaign is all about starting discussions by asking what's your funeral song

Miriam's Dead Good Adventure

"Talking about death definitely shares the load"

Will Writing month

We've teamed up with local solicitors to offer a free Will writing service in May


Find out what LOROS Local is up to during Dying Matters week

Digital Legacy

The digital world is a growing part of people’s lives, but what happens to your online presence when you die?

Partnership with UHL

Find out how we're working with Leicester Hospitals during Dying Matters week

My funeral wishes

Help your friends and family make important decisions with our funeral wishes form