News and blog

Latest news and blogs from Sue Ryder.

For journalist or media enquiries, please contact our press office.

Image of Sue Ryder directions signage outside Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice

Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance: visiting a Sue Ryder hospice or neurological centre

We understand that visiting is loved ones is crucial to the health and wellbeing of all our patients and clients, and the safety of the people in our care remains of paramount importance.

Fran, behind her desk at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe

“I want to do anything I can to make the centre a nice environment for everyone”

Fran is the Housekeeping Supervisor at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Stagenhoe. She talks about how supportive her colleagues are, adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the varied jobs and extra projects she does to ensure the centre is a welcoming place for residents and their families.

Two hands together

Reflecting on the benefits of becoming a Sue Ryder befriending volunteer

Stella joined Sue Ryder as a befriending volunteer in South Oxfordshire in 2018. Like many volunteers across the UK, this year she had to pause her volunteering role temporarily to limit the spread of coronavirus. She reflects on her favourite memories as a befriender and shares how she's continued supporting her local community during the pandemic.

Louise, a volunteer at our Abbeydale shop, outside the front shop window

The pathway to employment: celebrating volunteer progression at the Sue Ryder Abbeydale shop

Carol, Mark, Louise and Jacqui have all gone from volunteers to paid members of staff at our Sue Ryder Abbeydale shop. They discuss their reasons for joining Sue Ryder as volunteers and their personal journeys towards their current retail roles.

Duncan and his sister Catriona

“We cannot praise the staff enough for the care shown, not only to Duncan, but to us, the relatives”

Duncan, 52, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in his twenties and lived with his parents, until moving into Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Dee View Court in January 2020. Weeks later, the country went into lockdown. Here, Duncan’s sister Catriona details how Sue Ryder staff provided much-needed reassurance.

Tim Chandler, in his Sue Ryder cycle top, previously completed Ride for Ryder

Gloucestershire insurance and finance workers support Sue Ryder

Thousands of insurance workers from Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and the Forest of Dean will be helping to raise vital funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice this year, as the chosen charity of the year for the Cheltenham and Gloucester Insurance Institute.

Sue Ryder Hospice Nurse in PPE

Sue Ryder holds parliamentary roundtable on the future of funding for the hospice sector

On 16th June, Sue Ryder and Barbara Keeley MP hosted a roundtable with MPs and hospice charities discussing the funding challenges facing the sector.

Sarah Jayne, a Carer at Sue Ryder Dee View Court

Carers Week 2021: Providing person-centred neurological care that gives each resident choice and control

Sarah Jayne is a Senior Carer at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Dee View Court. She shares her story of supporting residents there, how she's been able to develop her skills as a carer and the rewards of helping people live the best life they possibly can.

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.

Sharon, Senior Carer at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancs

Carers Week 2021: “Caring is in my blood. I’ve always had a very strong instinct to look after people and do what I can to make them feel better”

Sharon, Senior Carer at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire, shares her experience of supporting residents, the team pulling together through the pandemic and how caring for others is something she feels she was born to do.