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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 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.

Jess Bacon with her Mum and brother at her graduation.

Losing Dad: five years on

“When I found out Dad had cancer, I worried about my graduation – and about my future beyond it. I thought of every single day ahead when he wouldn’t be there,” writes Jess Bacon, whose dad died at our Thorpe Hall Hospice five years ago. Here, she recalls all the (dreaded) milestones that have come and gone since then.

Pictured from left to right are the Lord-Lieutenant of Suffolk, Clare Countess of Euston; Pamela Mackenzie, Sue Ryder’s executive director for neurological services and Scotland; Jo Marshall, centre director at The Chantry; Mark Pepper, operational lead for medicine at Ipswich Hospital; and Nerinda Evans, associate director transformation at Suffolk’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

Crucial new beds for brain injury patients unveiled at The Chantry

Sue Ryder The Chantry Neurological Care Centre and Ipswich Hospital have joined forces to provide more specialist care packages for head injury patients in response to growing numbers of people being diagnosed with neurological conditions.

Photo of Sue Ryder nurses at St John's Hospice

St John's Hospice searching for Nursing Assistants to help people “live each day to the fullest” in 2019

The hub is looking to recruit new nursing assistants in Bedfordshire so it can continue to provide the important service in 2019 and beyond.

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Sue Ryder comments on latest delay to adult social care green paper

The government has confirmed today that the Green Paper on adult social care has been further delayed and won't be published until next year.

Jess Bacon and her dad

Why you should give bereavement counselling a try

“Initially, I thought no one could help me as no one could change what happened, but I’ve discovered that that isn't really the point of counselling at all.” Blogger Jess reflects on how, five years after her Dad’s death, counselling and therapy have helped her come to terms with her loss.

New intensive rehabilitation bedroom with ensuite wet room at The Chantry

The Chantry opens new specialist neurological rehabilitation service

This month, we are opening three new purpose-built ground floor bedrooms, each with ensuite wet room, at The Chantry to meet the needs of people requiring specialist neurological rehabilitation in the East of England. 

Jade Siggee taking on Great Eastern Run for Thorpe Hall Hospice

"Taking on the Great Eastern Run in memory of my father-in-law was a no-brainer"

Huntingdon-based accountant Jade Siggee was looking for a way to challenge herself. That challenge came in the form of a 13-mile run round the streets of historic Peterborough.