We specialise in complex neurological conditions and physical disability for people aged 18 and upwards. Our specialist multi-disciplinary team provides slow stream rehabilitation and long-term residential care from our 30-bed stunning Grade II listed mansion house, as well as a range of community-based services which promote and maintain independence. The Chantry is set within beautiful parkland and is located close to Ipswich town centre and major road and rail links.
  • Residential care

    Whether it's a long term or temporary stay we aim to make all our residents feel at home. Rooms are individualised and have beautiful park views  

  • Community

    We provide a range of community-based services for people living at home  

  • Family involvement

    Families are able to visit whenever they like  

  • The 5rs

    The 5rs is a programme designed to help survivors of stroke and multiple sclerosis relax, rebuild, re-energise, re-integrate, and regenerate  

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Sue Ryder - The Chantry Chantry Park Hadleigh Road Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 0BP
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Call us on:

01473 295 200

or email us with your enquiry

Our care services

Our aim is to enable people with complex neurological conditions to live to their full potential, focusing on abilities rather than disabilities. We offer long-term and short-term residential placements, as well as community-based support to enable people to continue living independently at home.

At The Chantry we offer:

Meet the team

  • Tracy Haskins

    Practice Educator

    I have a strong background in healthcare, having worked in the sector for over 26 years. I trained as a registered nurse at Ipswich Hospital and spent time working there and in the community. I came into post at The Chantry in 1999 working as a registered nurse, then a senior nurse. I then developed and established the education role at The Chantry. I work with staff from all our different services to develop and deliver a training plan to meet the ever-changing educational needs of our services. This, in turn, gives our staff the understanding and ability to deliver a high standard of care to those we support. I enjoy working with and encouraging others to build on their own knowledge and improve their skills

  • Alana Page

    Deputy Community Services Manager

    I have worked with Sue Ryder for over five years and prior to that I worked in a community homecare company. I started as a homecare worker, developing within the company to team leader then co-ordinator. My role here developing the community services is very rewarding, supporting people to regain or maintain independence, develop confidence and to discover new skills and abilities. In my spare time I enjoy walking my retired greyhound as well as attempting the gym regularly.

  • Jo Marshall

    Neurological Centre Director

    I have worked in health and social care for 29 years. I began my career by training as a mental health nurse. Following this I worked in a hospital and in the community, supporting people with dementia. Before joining Sue Ryder in 2002 I worked for a housing association providing innovative care and support for people with complex needs. Since joining Sue Ryder I have enjoyed managing and developing services at The Chantry. I have also worked in the business development team establishing new services at our hospices and neurological centres. I feel privileged to lead a great team

  • Kevin Whomes

    Business Manager

    I have been with Sue Ryder as Business Manager since April 2009, leading our dedicated teams in catering, housekeeping, administration, finance and maintenance. Prior to this I worked in operational and management roles within publishing. I have found the move to health and social care to be very rewarding, making a real difference to our residents and service users on a daily basis.

  • Adel Webber

    Team Leader Supported Living

    I am a team leader at our supported living bungalow, based in the community. I have worked for Sue Ryder for about five years now. I spent many years as a team leader supporting individuals with learning difficulties in a residential setting before starting my journey at Sue Ryder. I thoroughly enjoy working as a team leader the role is very varied and no two days are the same, supported living is a great place to be able to support individuals to live and maintain an independent life and a great opportunity for my staff team to support tenants to live a life individual to them with filled with choices.

  • Shirley Powell

    Head of Care

    I lead and manage nursing and allied healthcare teams to provide clinical and professional leadership within the Neurological Residential service. I also offer healthcare and support for people with neurological and complex care needs to improve their quality of life. I find working for Sue Ryder to be very rewarding, and enjoy making a difference to our residents and service users at the Chantry. I have a wealth of clinical nursing experience and worked in health care for 30 years. I started my career as a Health Care Assistant and later trained as a Registered General Nurse. I've also worked within the hospital and community care settings in various operational and management roles.

How to get referred

We have an open referral system for all of our services.
Please ring 01473 295 200 or email community.services@sueryder.org

What people say about our care

From the carers, to the physio and the canteen, I think all the teams are fantastic and always jolly
Kevin Resident at The Chantry

Frequently asked questions

Q. "What is a neurological condition?"

A. "Conditions affecting the brain and nervous system. This includes degenerative conditions which get worse over time, and acquired conditions resulting from a brain or spinal injury or stroke."

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Case Studies Profile

Keith's story

"It was the fact that people listened, really listened to me, that made a difference."

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Mick's story

"Without the Synergy Café there would be nowhere else to go to get support."

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Volunteer with us

You can support us by volunteering in a healthcare role, as a fundraiser or by working in one of our shops. Below are a few recently added local volunteering roles, but you can also check all our volunteering roles.