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The Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice sewing group with their handmade banner

Volunteers' Week 2021: “Sewing is a way we can help the hospice and make a difference”

A team of volunteer super stitchers have put their skills to good use to support Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, creating many handmade items for residents, their families and Sue Ryder staff.

Stella, a Sue Ryder befriending volunteer

Volunteers' Week 2021: From supporting staff to connecting with families

After supporting staff wellbeing as a volunteer at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre The Chantry, Stella is now a befriending volunteer there and runs a monthly peer-to-peer support group for parents of people affected by an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

Bikes and work benches in the HMP bike workshop

Volunteers’ Week 2021: Bike workshop volunteers achieve fundraising milestone for Sue Ryder

Over the past three years, volunteers from Her Majesty’s Prisons have raised over £200,000 by repairing bikes to be sold at our Sue Ryder charity shops across the UK.

Sharon, a Sue Ryder retail volunteer in our Maidstone shop

Volunteers’ Week 2021: Becoming a Sue Ryder volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic

When she was made redundant during the Covid-19 pandemic, Sharon decided to embrace her love of charity shops and start a new volunteering journey at the Sue Ryder Maidstone shop.

Michelle, Head of Clinical Services at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice

“I love the team I work with here. It’s been a hard few months, but I’m really enjoying it and there are so many opportunities”

Michelle brings over 20 years nursing experience and a passion for palliative care to her new role as Head of Clinical Services at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. Arriving at the height of the pandemic, Michelle has had to hit the ground running but says her new colleagues have supported her every step of the way.

Ambitions Framework for Palliative and End of Life Care

The new Ambitions Framework for Palliative and End of Life Care

Dr Paul Perkins, Chief Medical Director at Sue Ryder and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, talks about the latest Ambitions Framework for Palliative and End of Life Care, and how the important principles of person-centred care are embodied in the support we provide at Sue Ryder.

70% is the required funding level for hospices to continue caring

Hospice sector under threat amid increasing demand for palliative care

Sue Ryder marks Dying Matters Week by calling on the government to end the funding crisis facing the palliative care sector.

Joanne Chapman, Sue Ryder Nurse

“The best part of this job is the time you get to spend with your patients”

To mark International Nurses Day 2021, Sue Ryder Nurse Joanne Chapman shares her experience of working at Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. She hopes that by sharing her story she will inspire others to follow a career in palliative care.

Sue Ryder Nursing Assistant Carole celebrating 25 years of service

“I have lots of lovely memories with patients - them making me laugh and me making them laugh in return”

For International Nurses Day on 12 May, we're sharing Nursing Assistant Carole's story, who is celebrating 25 years of dedicated service at Thorpe Hall Hospice. We hope her experience inspires others to take up a nursing career in palliative care with us.

Sue Ryder Nurse, Georgie, pictured outside Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice

“I remember thinking ‘Oh my goodness. I have the time to give the care I want to give!’”

For International Nurses Day, we're sharing Georgie’s blog, where she describes her experience of joining Sue Ryder, the support she’s received as she pursues a career in palliative care and the more personal care she's able to provide for patients at Leckhampton Court Hospice.