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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 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.

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.

Hannah, wearing some number '40' glasses

Sue Ryder Nurse takes on double fundraising challenge to mark her 40th birthday

Nurse Hannah Wilson is marking her 40th birthday by taking on not just one, but two tough fundraising challenges to raise vital funds for Sue Ryder. Hannah, who celebrated her birthday in April, took the plunge in the Great North Swim in June and plans to follow that by competing in the 40th Great North Run in September.

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.

Sarah, out on one of her running routes

“It's been two years since I lost my dad. Two years since I decided I would do everything I could to support Sue Ryder”

Sarah Riley has fundraised in memory of her dad, Steve, since he died two years ago at Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire. She talks about training during the pandemic for the Virtual London Marathon and how this year's event provides another focus to continue on.

Joby and his friends training for the Three Peaks Challenge

Friends take on Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for Sue Ryder and awareness of Motor Neurone Disease

Three friends will be tackling the Three Peaks Challenge this weekend hoping to raise funds for Sue Ryder and vital awareness of Motor Neurone Disease.

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.

Six singers who have been involved with Sing For Life in support of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

Singers set to hit the high notes for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

A pop-tastic singing project is set to pull out all the stops and raise vital funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. Sing for Life will sign up around 40 women from the Peterborough area, who’ll spend nine weeks learning how to sing and work towards a fantastic live charity event.