Working in partnership

We work alongside other organisations to form strong and united alliances, helping to ensure the voices of those we support are heard across the UK by members of parliament, local government and the media. Read more about our policy and campaign partnerships below.


British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR)

Sue Ryder worked with the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) on producing a Human Rights Guide to End of Life.

Download End of Life Care and Human Rights guide

This guide has been circulated to a wide range of voluntary sector providers across health and social care, with an opportunity for discussion and understanding through workshops and online discussion and engagement. Training workshops were run in connection with the guide, and these were very well received. For more information, please see The Evaluation of the End of Life Care and Human Rights Training Workshops.

Joint End of Life Care Campaign

We are working with six other charities to ensure that there is better quality care and support for people at the end of their lives.

We have set out our vision of what change needs to happen in terms of new services, better co-ordination, 24/7 support, free and fast access to social for those dying and better data collection and more investment in research. Read about the End of Life Care Coalition.

As a coalition we have released a report on end of life care; On the Brink: The future of end of life care outlines the problems we have identified with palliative care in the UK. You can download and read the report on the End of Life Care Campaign website.

Download On the Brink: The future of end of life care


Dying Matters

We are a member of the Dying Matters coalition, which includes 30,000 organisations across England and Wales with the shared aim of helping people talk openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for the end of life.

Read more about Dying Matters


Neurological Alliance

We are an active member of the Neurological Alliance. We work with the alliance to help influence neurological service deliver, data collection and the prioritisation of neurology across health and social care. 

Read more about the Neurological Alliance


Care and Support Alliance

We work with a number of charities as part of the Care and Support Alliance (CSA). The membership has been very active in arguing for more funding for social care, which has been cut during this and the last parliament. Sue Ryder, as a member has also been heavily engaged in influencing the Care Act as it was passing through parliament as a Bill and also in influencing guidance related to the Act.

Read more about the Care and Support Alliance


Strategic Partner of Government

We are one of over 20 voluntary sector health and care organisations who are members of the Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership Programme with the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England. We have been involved in the programme since 2013 and work alongside the National Care Forum (NCF) and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG).

Our priorities as a partnership are to ensure that voluntary sector providers have the tools to deliver the highest quality care, to develop innovations and to have these shared with the wider system. Sue Ryder is also particularly interested in how we can enhance the quality of care across all providers by sharing new tools and learning. As part of our involvement, we also act as a critical friend to government alongside our other voluntary sector partners.

Read more about the programme on the government's website