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A day in the life of Wheatfields Hospice Director Kate

Kate Bratt-Farrar shares why she decided to work in palliative care and what a typical day in our Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds is really like.

Do you ever get over a loss?

One of the most viewed bereavement advice pages on our website is 'How long does grief last?' Blogger Jess Bacon grabs this topic by the horns and shares her experience of being told to "get over" her Dad's death and "move on".

People with neurological conditions are having bad experiences across the health system, new data reveals

A newly released national survey has found people with neurological conditions reporting poorer experiences across large areas of their healthcare than other patients. Duncan Lugton looks at what this means for services.

Meals for one: missing the spice of company

Blogger Richard Littledale, whose wife Fiona was cared for by Sue Ryder before she died last year, reflects on cooking for one and dining solo. He shares how his relationship with food has changed since her death and what he is doing to counter the fact that, for him, "food eaten alone so often has no flavour".

"I cycled every day to radiotherapy"

"It kept me focused and determined during my treatment," says 55-year-old Cheltenham Mum Sue Kent, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in the midst of training and fundraising for an epic 1000-mile cycle ride for our Leckhampton Court Hospice.

Reusing and recycling with Sue Ryder

At Sue Ryder, we are committed to reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill sites to provide numerous environmental, social and financial benefits for everyone in the local community.

Poetry collection inspired by bereavement on sale to support Thorpe Hall Hospice

Paul Middleton had written reports, papers and presentations but had never even considered turning his hand to poetry. Four months after his wife’s death, and following a long walk in one of their favourite places, he put pen to paper – and he hasn’t stopped writing since. Now he’s gathered his poetry and reflections into a self-published anthology with proceeds from the sale being donated to Sue Ryder as a thank you for our support.

"We must destroy the stigma around hospices"

"If, as a teenager, I'd been told: 'Jess, your Dad is going to be taken into the large homely building up our road that is like a hospital but quieter with fewer patients and just as high-quality care', my reaction would have been very different." Blogger Jess Bacon, whose dad passed away at our Thorpe Hall Hospice, stresses the importance of busting myths about end of life care.

"I may be dying but Manorlands Hospice has given me my life back"

Lesley Wrigley has been fighting cancer for 30 years. Here, in her own words, she explains the positive effect Sue Ryder has had on her life.

On using the 'L' word: Loneliness after bereavement

"I am lonely", admits Richard Littledale, following the loss of his wife. Here he writes about the L word - loneliness - and how it affects his life.