Our vision

Our vision is that if you are at the end of life, living with a neurological condition or dealing with bereavement, you receive support designed around your life and your needs, regardless of where you live or who provides your care.

A patient with a Sue Ryder Nurse and health assistant

We work towards this in a number of ways:

  • We campaign to improve palliative, neurological and bereavement care by highlighting what needs to change.
  • We influence government policy by providing evidence of where improvements need to be made.
  • We work in coalition with other charities and organisations who share our aims and values so that collectively our voice is stronger.
  • We lobby elected politicians of all parties to make the case to improve care and support, nationally and locally.
  • We present evidence to organisations that commission health and care services to make the case for better care and support for people at the end of life, living with a neurological condition or dealing with bereavement.

The influencing team

Headshot of Leanne Creighton - Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Leanne Creighton is our Policy and Public Affairs Manager, overseeing our work in England and Scotland. Leanne has over a decade of experience in the charity sector.

Niamh Buckingham - Policy and Public Affairs Officer

Niamh Buckingham is our Policy and Public Affairs Officer, and is responsible for supporting our work in England. Niamh joined the team in 2019, after a year working as a Parliamentary Assistant for an MP.

For further information about our influencing work, or if you have any questions, please contact the team at campaigns@sueryder.org