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The power of friendship

After Lesley’s kids had flown the nest, she was feeling lonely so she contacted our Thorpe Hall Hospice to see if there was anything sociable she could do to help. Enter our befriending service: she was paired with 80-year-old local Daphne, they hit it off and they’ve been sharing their passion for arts and crafts ever since.

A red letter data day: what are the experiences of people with neurological conditions?

It’s an important day today for us in the policy team here at Sue Ryder. Today, the results of the biggest ever survey into the experiences of people with neurological conditions in England are published.

Meet our hospice care team: Occupational Therapist Wendy

Wendy Loader is one of our dedicated Occupational Therapists at Leckhampton Court Hospice who help patients maintain their independence, supporting them to spend the time they have left in the way they choose. In this blog post, Wendy tells us more about her job and how she helps make a difference to the people we care for.

Local Sue Ryder staff take on Reading Half

Four staff members from Sue Ryder will be taking part in the iconic Reading Half Marathon to raise funds for Duchess of Kent and Nettlebed Hospices. They will be part of a 60-strong squad running for the charity who go by the name #TeamIncredible - coined from the incredible hospice and neurological care that Sue Ryder provides.

Bearwood Lakes Golf Club raises £16,000 for local hospice

Bearwood Lakes Golf Club have been determinedly fundraising for local Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice since January 2016.

Animals bring joys of spring to hospice patients

Spring made an early appearance at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice last week when a selection of special breed farm animals visited patients.

Three foundations support Manorlands Hospice to open dementia-friendly rooms

Thanks to a generous grant from the Morrisons Foundation, Allergen International Foundation and Sir George Martin Foundation, Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice has converted three rooms into dementia-friendly rooms in order to help those that suffer with the disease.

Local businesses take on The Apprentice-style challenge for Sue Ryder

On Friday 10th February, three teams from BTG, Cisco and Field Seymour Parkes got together with colleagues for a day of Out of the Office fundraising challenges throughout Reading, Newbury and Henley, during which they raised money for and awareness of our Duchess of Kent and Nettlebed Hospices.

How Dee View Court’s Self-Management service helps me stay well with MS

Our Dee View Court care centre runs a free Self-Management service for local people with neurological conditions in the city of Aberdeen. The service is designed to equip people like Stanley McLean – who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) 12 years ago – with the tools, skills and long-term support they need to manage their own health and wellbeing at home.

Hannah from Team Incredible and her dad

"If I can do it, anyone can!"

With her wedding day coming up fast and memories of her mum having spent her last days peacefully at Nettlebed Hospice uppermost in her mind, Hannah has decided to support Sue Ryder in the Reading Half.