News and blog

All of the latest news and blogs from Sue Ryder, where you'll find healthcare, fundraising, policy and volunteering stories from across the charity.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance: visiting a Sue Ryder hospice or neurological centre

We understand that visiting loved ones is crucial to the health and wellbeing of all our patients and clients, and the safety of the people in our care remains of paramount importance.

Facing your first Valentine’s Day after the death of a loved one

Your first Valentine’s Day after the death of a loved one can be a painful reminder of what you’ve lost. Bianca Neumann, Head of Bereavement at Sue Ryder, offers advice about how to face Valentine’s Day when you're dealing with grief.

How to be Grief Kind in the new year

In this article, you'll find more advice from Bianca Neumann, our Head of Bereavement, about how you can support someone you love going through grief. We know it can be difficult to know what to say or do, but often the simplest ways to show your support can mean so much. 

Alpacas, art projects and getting active: stories from across Sue Ryder this December

As 2022 comes to a close and we look back on another year of being there when it matters, we wanted to highlight some of our favourite stories from a very busy December month at Sue Ryder.

Coping with grief at the start of a new year

The start of a new year is often accompanied by feelings of hope and renewal. But when you’re grieving, the return of January can bring difficult emotions with it too. In this blog, Bianca Neumann, our Head of Bereavement, shares her advice to help you get through.

Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn statement - workforce planning, NHS budgets and support for the most vulnerable

Today, Thursday 17 November, the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, delivered the Autumn Statement, setting out the Government’s plans for the economy. In this blog we highlight key areas from the announcement and the impact it will have on Sue Ryder and the people we support.

The Empty Chair: encouraging the nation to be more Grief Kind

To highlight our new research, which has revealed that mealtimes are particularly difficult for people who are grieving, we’ve installed a dining table surrounded by 13 empty chairs at Victoria Leeds. Each seat at the table represents a person who has died, and acts as a call to the public to support their grieving family and friends so that no one has to go through grief alone. 

How to make a memory box

In this article, we’ll explore how memory boxes can help you during your grief journey. We’ll explain what they are, how to make your own and we’ll share ideas about what you could put in it. Plus, we’ll tell you more about our own online memory box tool that’s free for you to start using today.

Release of summary paper on commissioning end-of-life care within Integrated Care Systems

We have collaborated with colleagues from across the palliative and end-of-life care (PEoLC) sector to publish a summary paper 'Enablers for end-of-life care: Key recommendations for commissioning and delivering better end-of-life care within Integrated Care Systems’.

Advanced response

We have recently been informed of a cyber attack affecting multiple healthcare systems including the NHS and 111 service.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance: visiting a Sue Ryder hospice or neurological centre

We understand that visiting loved ones is crucial to the health and wellbeing of all our patients and clients, and the safety of the people in our care remains of paramount importance.

Facing your first Valentine’s Day after the death of a loved one

Your first Valentine’s Day after the death of a loved one can be a painful reminder of what you’ve lost. Bianca Neumann, Head of Bereavement at Sue Ryder, offers advice about how to face Valentine’s Day when you're dealing with grief.

How to be Grief Kind in the new year

In this article, you'll find more advice from Bianca Neumann, our Head of Bereavement, about how you can support someone you love going through grief. We know it can be difficult to know what to say or do, but often the simplest ways to show your support can mean so much. 

Alpacas, art projects and getting active: stories from across Sue Ryder this December

As 2022 comes to a close and we look back on another year of being there when it matters, we wanted to highlight some of our favourite stories from a very busy December month at Sue Ryder.

Coping with grief at the start of a new year

The start of a new year is often accompanied by feelings of hope and renewal. But when you’re grieving, the return of January can bring difficult emotions with it too. In this blog, Bianca Neumann, our Head of Bereavement, shares her advice to help you get through.

Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn statement - workforce planning, NHS budgets and support for the most vulnerable

Today, Thursday 17 November, the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, delivered the Autumn Statement, setting out the Government’s plans for the economy. In this blog we highlight key areas from the announcement and the impact it will have on Sue Ryder and the people we support.

The Empty Chair: encouraging the nation to be more Grief Kind

To highlight our new research, which has revealed that mealtimes are particularly difficult for people who are grieving, we’ve installed a dining table surrounded by 13 empty chairs at Victoria Leeds. Each seat at the table represents a person who has died, and acts as a call to the public to support their grieving family and friends so that no one has to go through grief alone. 

How to make a memory box

In this article, we’ll explore how memory boxes can help you during your grief journey. We’ll explain what they are, how to make your own and we’ll share ideas about what you could put in it. Plus, we’ll tell you more about our own online memory box tool that’s free for you to start using today.

Release of summary paper on commissioning end-of-life care within Integrated Care Systems

We have collaborated with colleagues from across the palliative and end-of-life care (PEoLC) sector to publish a summary paper 'Enablers for end-of-life care: Key recommendations for commissioning and delivering better end-of-life care within Integrated Care Systems’.

Advanced response

We have recently been informed of a cyber attack affecting multiple healthcare systems including the NHS and 111 service.