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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 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.

Music theraphy volunteer Caroline, with residents at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

Volunteers’ Week 2022: the joy and value of music therapy

For Volunteers' Week we celebrate the contributions of our amazing volunteers across Sue Ryder. Here, we shine a light on Caroline, who helps provide music therapy sessions and other support for residents at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire.

Cathy, a Sue Ryder volunteer and befriender, standing next to Dot, a Sue Ryder patient, in the sunshine

Volunteers’ Week 2022: what befriending means to me

For Volunteers’ Week 2022, we shine a light on Cathy, one of our incredible befriending volunteers who has supported Dot after her lung cancer diagnosis. Read about their relationship and what the service means to them.

A staff member with a resident at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

Wellbeing Week: Time to reflect on staff health and wellness

Chris Walbank, Service Director at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire, talks about the impact of the pandemic on their healthcare services. Out of uncertain times, Wellbeing Week was born, highlighting their valued teams and giving staff a chance to reflect on their own health and wellbeing.

Lynn Love with her dog Quito

Meet volunteer Lynn and her Pets as Therapy dog Quito

Sue Ryder volunteer, Lynn, talks about deciding to register her furry four-legged companion, Quito, as a Pets as Therapy (PAT) dog and how he is bringing comfort, companionship and joy to patients at Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub Berkshire.

Helen, the Complimentary Therapy Lead at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

A year in the life of a complementary therapist

Helen is Complementary Therapist Lead at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. She gives an insight into what complementary therapies are, how they help people receiving care at our hospices and the challenges the team has faced over the last year.

The team at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire's value of care rated ‘Outstanding’ by Care Quality Commission report

The value and effectiveness of the care provided at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire has been deemed ‘Outstanding’ in a recent report issued by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Sue Ryder Nurses, Jacqui and Dawn, on their trek through Iceland

Sue Ryder Nurses trek in Iceland to raise funds for families

Nurses from Sue Ryder St John's Hospice swapped their uniforms for warm jackets and hiking boots as they took on a wintry trek in Iceland last November, to raise funds for the care they provide.

Jane and Sean

Jane and Sean on the power of befriending

Jane currently receives care and support from Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire and was matched with Sean through their volunteer befriending scheme in 2020. They talk about the friendship they've created and how befriending has had a profound impact on their lives.

Izzy, a retail staff member at our Sue Ryder Ruislip charity shop.

Being welcomed and supported as part of the Sue Ryder retail team

Izzy, 19, has just started working with Sue Ryder as a member of Retail Bank Staff. She started volunteering with Sue Ryder as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award, and enjoyed it so much she didn’t want to leave! Izzy is autistic, and found that Sue Ryder was a really welcoming environment for her when looking for employment.