A coalition of MPs, businesses and charities have backed Sue Ryder's campaign for statutory bereavement leave in a powerful new video.
Four siblings and one of their partners are gearing up to take on a charity run for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice later this year, in memory of their much loved mum, Andrea, who died in November following a battle with Motor Neurone Disease.
Jennie Hanbidge’s husband Dom died at home on October 17, 2020, aged just 48 after being diagnosed with stage 4 oesophageal cancer only a few months earlier. As the family were supported by the community team at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice during Dom’s illness, Jennie set up an Incredible Memories Fund enabling those who knew him to share memories and raise over £6,000 for the hospice.
The devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Sue Ryder has led Cheltenham-based Kohler Mira to extend its charity partnership for a second year running, hoping to raise an ambitious £100,000.
Pippa Tinsley has already raised over £1,000 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in memory of her dad, Paul (Nigel) Houghton, and hopes to raise more as she gets on her bike for a sponsored cycle from Sleaford to Lincoln later this year.
Sue Ryder is calling on the Government to commit to more sustainable funding for the hospice care sector, having commissioned an independent report looking into the rise in demand and cost for end of life care services over the next ten years.
As Government plans for legislation to reform the NHS and integration of services are revealed, Sue Ryder is calling for closer involvement with specialist care providers so that they can contribute to decision making and effectively support those they care for during the pandemic.
“We cannot wait for reforms to take place; we need immediate funding or our services will be at risk”
NHS England and NHS Improvement have opened a consultation on building a strong, integrated care system across England. Whilst Sue Ryder welcomes the general direction of travel, the overall lack of detail within the proposals mean many questions remain.
Sue Ryder gains support from cross-party MPs and organisations to call on Government to bolster bereavement support in the workplace
Sue Ryder and a coalition of MPs, charities, businesses, faith leaders and healthcare professionals are calling on the Government to introduce a minimum of two weeks statutory paid bereavement leave for all UK employees grieving the loss of a close relative or partner.
Sue Ryder and a coalition of MPs, charities, businesses, faith leaders, and healthcare professionals are calling on the Government to introduce statutory paid bereavement leave for all UK employees grieving the loss of a close relative or partner.