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Announcement about Sue Ryder Chief Executive Heidi Travis

Heidi Travis, Chief Executive of Sue Ryder, has announced that she will be leaving the organisation in the Spring of 2024. After more than 14 years with Sue Ryder, 11 of those as the Chief Executive, Heidi has decided that the time is right for her to semi-retire.

Trust supports Sue Ryder during Cost of Dying Crisis

The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has today announced that it will be offering financial support to Sue Ryder, after hearing how the national healthcare charity is battling increasing costs to deliver end-of-life care. This comes at a time when the number of people needing support is predicted to rise.

The Autumn Statement fails to adequately address the financial strain faced by people at the end of their life

Today, Wednesday 22 November, the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, delivered his Autumn Statement, setting out the Government’s plans for the economy.

Statement from Sue Ryder on transferring ownership of its neurological services in England to Brainkind

Sue Ryder has transferred ownership of its neurological services in England to Brainkind, formerly The Disabilities Trust.

The Cost of Dying Crisis: a society in which dying well is something people can’t afford

Sue Ryder calls on the government to provide targeted support to dying people this winter.

Teaching children about grief is an investment in public health

Death and grief are currently not included in the national curriculum. There is an urgent need for change, according to Sue Ryder.

'A Sense of Grief': How the five senses can spark grief

Sue Ryder’s new campaign shows how touch, taste, sight, smell and sound can trigger emotions for those grieving.

David's story: How wild swimming helped me cope with my wife's death

David shares how wild swimming helped him cope while his wife Sarah was dying, and how Sue Ryder supported them both at the end of her life.

Debbie's story: How Sue Ryder helped me cope with my grief

Debbie shares how Sue Ryder's online bereavement services have helped her cope following her husbands death.

What does the palliative and end-of-life care sector need from the next Government?

Sue Ryder, Hospice UK, Marie Curie, the National Bereavement Alliance and Together for Short Lives join forces to produce a sector-wide manifesto ahead of the next General Election.