Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre The Chantry

Following the government's advice and in order to ensure the safety of our patients, clients, staff and volunteers, we are regrettably unable to allow any visitors without express permission.

People who wish to visit should contact The Chantry's reception on 01473 295 200. Please read our guidance before visiting a Sue Ryder hospice or neurological centre.

Our services

The Chantry provides specialist care to support people with neurological conditions to optimise their health and wellbeing, maximise their independence and support their social and emotional needs.  

There is a huge range of support on offer, including long-term residential care and rehabilitative services to help people to improve or regain their abilities.

Our services

Residential services

Our expert teams provide ongoing care for people with both complex neurological conditions and support people through rehabilitation and end of life care.

We work with each individual to ensure that care is tailored to their specific needs. Activities are specifically designed to reflect and encourage people’s interests and skills and we will do whatever we can to enable people to live a full and satisfying life, whether it’s an outing to the shops or someone to read to them, we do all we can to make it happen.


We provide specialist programmes of intensive therapy for people with acquired brain injuries, which last approximately 12 weeks.

Our teams of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, neuro-psychologists, consultants, nurses and social workers are a vital part of the personalised care that we provide.

They support people to maintain or build strength, relearn skills or find new ways of doing things depending on their own goals and ambitions.

We offer:

  • physical rehabilitation – through exercise, balance, postural control, and fatigue and spasticity management
  • rehabilitation for patients with cognitive and communication difficulties who need support to regain abilities
  • re-enablement – using equipment and practical support to aid independence and develop or relearn skills
  • Self-Management and support for family carers – planning for any longer term issues such as feeding, tracheostomy care and continence management
  • support with home visits, discharge planning to return home or a selection of long-term placements.

Supported living

Our supported living service enables people to live as independently as possible, in a home that has been specifically adapted to their requirements, with a team of professional carers on hand.

Each person holds their own tenancy and has full control over the type and level of care they receive from us, from 24/7 support to less intensive care.

As well as providing a comfortable place to live and socialise with the other residents, there is plenty of entertaining space for when friends and family come to visit.


  • Four bedrooms for tenants (plus one room for use as a staff facility)
  • Large kitchen and dining area
  • Spacious lounge area  with a conservatory and patio
  • Well-maintained garden.
  • Two fully-equipped wet rooms (plus additional cloakroom)
  • One parking space for each room


Situated in a popular area of town close to Ipswich Hospital and a 10-minute drive to the town centre.

Dementia Together

Dementia Together provides practical information and support for people living with dementia and their carers in Suffolk.

Dementia is an illness that affects individuals in different ways over time. If you are living with dementia or caring for someone who is, you may have concerns or want to know more about the condition and how to access the different types of support you need.

Dementia Together works together with local community services to provide coordinated, responsive support for individuals at every step of the way – whether that’s information about dementia, connecting  with others who understand, or planning for the future.

Learn more about the service and read the latest Dementia Together report.

Who is it for?

Dementia Together has been developed with people affected by dementia and their carers. It aims to enable and empower people affected by dementia to make their own choices, feel in control of their lives, and live well with dementia. It also supports health and social care professionals, and business and community leaders seeking advice about dementia-friendly communities.

Who delivers Dementia Together?

Dementia Together is co-ordinated by Sue Ryder and delivered in partnership with local organisations in the health and social care and voluntary sectors.

An award-winning service

Dementia Together won the CCG & Local Authority Integrated Commissioning for Carers Award at the prestigious Health Service Journal Awards 2017.

Read why it came out on top.

How do I access support?

For support at any stage, call the free helpline on 08081 688 000 or email

Visit the Dementia Together website.

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Our Sue Ryder Nurses

Our nurses are privileged to care for people at the most difficult time of their lives.