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About Sue Ryder

We are here to make sure that everyone approaching the end-of-life or living with grief can access the support they need. We can’t make life’s most difficult moments easy, but we can carry some of the load.

For more than 70 years, we have been a source of strength and support for anyone living with a life-limiting illness or grief.

Dying and grief are universal experiences, but too many people face them alone. We are a safe and reassuring hand you can reach for. From providing care and support for someone at the end of their life to helping someone manage their grief, we know there is no one size fits all when it comes to how we cope and the help we need.

We campaign for everyone who is approaching the end of their life or grieving to have access to the right support, at the right time. And we seek to break down the barriers to talking about dying and grief - so we can all be better prepared and better equipped to be there for each other.

We can make a positive difference during even the darkest of times. Whether in the last months, weeks or days of life, or living with grief, we help people live the best life they possibly can. We are there when it matters.

Our year in numbers

  • We cared for over 8,700 people in our hospices and in their homes.
  • We gave 4,700 hours of free online bereavement counselling.
  • Amost 160,000 people visited our online bereavement community.
Our Impact

Read more about how we're making a difference.

Annual reports

Read our Trustees' Annual Reports and Account Statements

More about Sue Ryder

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How we work

The guiding principles of our work and how we make sure we deliver quality care in every setting.

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Our people

Our staff and how you can join our team.

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Our history

How we have supported people in their most difficult moments, since 1954.

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Work with us at Sue Ryder

Find out more about our latest vacancies, our different areas of work and what it's like to work as part of the Sue Ryder team.