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#TeamIncredible takes on the London Landmarks Half 2019

This Sunday, a thirty strong group of #TeamIncredible runners are taking on the London Landmarks Half Marathon to raise money and be there for more people when it really matters. Here, just a few of them share why they’re donning their trainers and hitting the streets of the capital.

Putting the 'rest' in respite care

Abi Brown, 42, was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in March 2018. She has recently been an inpatient at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice for two weeks of respite care. In her own words, Abi describes her time at the hospice.

Anne running past in her Sue Ryder vest at the Brighton Marathon

From snow to sea: nurse Anne's marathon journey

Anne, a Research Nurse at our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, battled sub-zero training runs to take part in the Brighton Marathon and raise over £1,500 to be there when it really matters. Here she talks about her #TeamIncredible experience.

It’s time to get it right for people with neurological conditions in England

People with neurological conditions in England are being let down by the very health and care systems that are supposed to be supporting them – that’s the finding of our new report Time to get it right, writes our Policy and Public Affairs Manager (England) Duncan Lugton.

Chantry resident Simon is helped into bed using a chair lift

Over 15,000 people with neurological conditions are being placed in nursing homes for the elderly, our shocking report reveals

Our new report, 'Time to get it right' published today, gives a comprehensive picture on how people with neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease and acquired brain injury are being let down by health and social services in England.

Photo of a physiotherapy exercise group lifting arm weights while sat in chairs at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

“As physiotherapists, we help people make the absolute best of their lives”

Physiotherapy is a vital part of holistic palliative care. In this blog post, Sarah Sharp, a physiotherapist at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Gloucestershire, shares more about her role.

Photo of Richard Littledale at Sue Ryder's annual lecture 2019

"Bereavement is a deep wound with no visible scar"

We were delighted to welcome our regular blogger, Richard Littledale, as keynote speaker at the Sue Ryder annual lecture last week. The event was hosted by Rachel Reeves MP at the House of Commons and discussed the topic of bereavement.

A mother and daughter browsing the Online Community on a laptop

We need to talk about the 'D word'

Our new research A Better Grief reveals that, as a nation, we have a big issue talking about death – with half of us saying we would be scared of saying the wrong thing to someone recently bereaved.

Image of Rachel Gray, a lymphodema nurse at Sue Ryder St Johns Hospice

A day in the life of a Lymphoedema Specialist Nurse

Meet Rachel Gray, a lymphoedema specialist nurse at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice. Rachel, who has worked as a nurse since 2002, helps to run the hospice’s Lymphoedema Clinic. In this blog post, she talks us through a day in her life.

Mike rides into the distance

Mike's Vietnam to Cambodia Adventure

After seeing the difference that his wife makes every day as a palliative care nurse, Mike decided to cycle 400 kilometres from Vietnam to Cambodia to raise money for our Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. Here he talks about his trip of a lifetime.