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Emma, Senior Occupational Therapist at Sue Ryder Stagenhoe

Occupational Therapy Week 2021: Looking past the diagnosis to find what's meaningful

Emma is Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe's first ever Occupational Therapist. At just 26 years old, Emma is responsible for establishing the centre’s approach to embedding new interventions for patients. Emma only joined the team in September of this year, but has worked quickly to develop new ways of working.

Kate, Senior Occupational Therapist at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

Occupational Therapy Week 2021: Truly person-centred neurological care that makes a big change

Kate is Senior Occupational Therapist at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire. She joined Sue Ryder in March 2021, after her peers had recommended the service to her, due to its innovative approach. During Occupational Therapy Week, Kate tells us what this celebration means to her, what she enjoys most about her role and what a typical day looks like.

Claire White, Occupational Therapy Team Lead

Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice's new virtual therapy course helps the team reach and support more people

Claire White is the Occupational Therapy Team Lead at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. She talks about the role of her team and the virtual course they introduced to provide patients with self-management help and advice during the pandemic, which has revealed a new way to support people at home.

Ashlie Meadows, Occupational Therapy Lead at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre The Chantry

National Occupational Therapy Week 2020: “We all work together to ensure the best outcome for the clients”

2-8 November is National Occupational Therapy Week. Here, Ashlie Meadows, Occupational Therapy Lead at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre The Chantry, talks about her passion for the work they do and its importance in helping those with a neurological condition.

Physiotherapist Funmi Shitta-Bey at the St John's Day Therapy service

“We help people in our care live their lives to the full.”

“When living with a life-limiting condition, there is still life to be lived. And here at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice our multi-disciplinary teams do all we can to make sure that life is fulfilling.” These are the words of Funmi Shitta-Bey, Physiotherapist and Day Therapy Lead at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Bedfordshire, who tells us more about her role.

Occupational Therapist Heather Bayliss outside Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Day Hospice

"My role is to empower people – and often it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference."

Occupational Therapist Heather Bayliss shares how Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court’s multidisciplinary Day Hospice team supports people living with cancer, lung disease, heart failure or neurological conditions in Gloucestershire.

Jonathon, Richard and Simon Cox in their cycle helmets

Gloucestershire family take on 100-mile RideLondon-Surrey challenge for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

A family are challenging themselves to complete a 100-mile cycle to raise money for their local Sue Ryder Leckhampton Hospice, who supported their wife and mother when she died.

Thorpe Hall Hospice's Wellbeing Cafe organisers Margretta and Vicky.

Thorpe Hall Hospice’s pioneering Wellbeing Café brings patients "a sense of joy"

Staff at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice have been trialling an innovative Wellbeing Café to support patients to live as fully and actively as possible with great success.

A Sue Ryder The Chantry Neurological Care Centre resident painting

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.

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.